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How to Use a Traditional Flint and Steel

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In this video we learn how to use a Traditional Flint and Steel to make fire using Charcloth and primitive fire lighting techniques.

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17 Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:10
how about chaga
16 Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:07
how about chaga
15 Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:06
how about chaga
14 Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:48
Beneeth Deesky
I know I may be a little off topic here but I have just ordered "Alone in the wilderness" DVD's from Amazon only to find they are encoded for USA and Canada only. Any advice would be appreciated.
13 Sunday, 04 August 2013 08:22
ashley when i went uk i get some rocks in the beach here in philippnes i always use it =)
12 Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:45
hey i try qurtz
11 Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:42
I used a bit of old file and after grinding off all the ridges to make it smooth, I reshaped and retempered it, It makes great sparks ! Anyone could do this. It's more fun to use a striker you made yourself ! In England you guys have access to realy good flint in the chalk depsits there. Here in the U.S. we use Chert as our "flint". I would love to have some English flint nodules but it's way expensive here.
10 Sunday, 20 January 2013 16:35
Ashley Cawley
Hi christopher, you can get a traditional flint & steel striker from Dave Budd (Blacksmith nr Dartmoor) hand smithed for you :) That's where I get mine, let him know I referred you.
9 Sunday, 20 January 2013 13:29
christopher williams
where can I buy a flint and steel from? I want to teach my Cub Scouts how to use one.
8 Monday, 26 December 2011 05:49
John Bell
It's been a while but I took a course at the Woodcraft School ltd. in West Susses in the summer of 2008 for about a week or so. It was great but I met a guy there named Ashley that went by Ash. He was a big guy and looked just like you.

After that class I went on to Gransfors Bruks Sweeden and took a knife/axe making course two weeks before Andrew Price with A-Z of Bushcraft showed up there to make his film on knife making.

I'm trying to spread the concept of Bushcraft to people in America. Thanks for all your work.
7 Sunday, 25 December 2011 20:10
Ashley Cawley
I don't believe so John. I once visited a weekend course in Oxfordshire back in March 2009 I think it was, I was a guest there doing some filming of the course not a student etc. Other than that I've never been on a course.

Where abouts was the course you mentioned? All the best,
6 Sunday, 25 December 2011 04:50
John Bell
Hi Ash,
I was wondering If I know you or not. Did you ever take a Bushcraft course in the summer of 2008 with an American bloke? One who bought all kinds of kit. lol
5 Tuesday, 29 November 2011 21:00
Ash you made that look so easy.....
4 Monday, 28 November 2011 15:41
Ashley Cawley
I'm glad it's of some help to people :)
3 Monday, 28 November 2011 15:33
paul draddy
Great video ash,never been quite sure how to use aflint and steel
2 Sunday, 27 November 2011 20:32
matt doughty
Great Video Ashley :)
1 Sunday, 27 November 2011 11:40
Daniel Swain
Very nice vid. A skill I've never tried but it looks like you could really settle back and feel satisfied with your skills if you can do this.

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