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FishyFolk
02-05-2012, 08:23 PM
http://youtu.be/1666OqYKIfU

AL...
02-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Great Vid and real handy to know

Cheers
AL

Doc Goodson
16-09-2012, 05:01 AM
Great video,

I've wanted to try tinder fungus for some time now but can't find any. Can anybody please tell me where I can get it?

FishyFolk
16-09-2012, 06:26 AM
Great video,

I've wanted to try tinder fungus for some time now but can't find any. Can anybody please tell me where I can get it?

A birch wood...

JonnyP
16-09-2012, 09:04 AM
Do you get true tinder fungus up your way Fishy..?

FishyFolk
16-09-2012, 09:36 AM
I do not think i have ever seen it. But then I was not looking for it either. But it should be here. In 1 out of every 15 000 trees or so...
Plenty of horse hoof fungus though...

JonnyP
16-09-2012, 06:44 PM
I do not think i have ever seen it. But then I was not looking for it either. But it should be here. In 1 out of every 15 000 trees or so...
Plenty of horse hoof fungus though...

Its worth looking out for. It looks like a burnt/charred bit on the birch tree. Chop it out to reveal the yellow fungus, and let it dry naturally. Its amazing stuff and will take a spark from a flint n steel once dry.
How far North are you..? My mate Kevin who lives in Sweden, is 150 km inside the Arctic circle and he has plenty of it growing in the trees around him. I think its a fungus that needs the cold. Its very rare in the UK, and only in the far North.

FishyFolk
16-09-2012, 07:09 PM
Its worth looking out for. It looks like a burnt/charred bit on the birch tree. Chop it out to reveal the yellow fungus, and let it dry naturally. Its amazing stuff and will take a spark from a flint n steel once dry.
How far North are you..? My mate Kevin who lives in Sweden, is 150 km inside the Arctic circle and he has plenty of it growing in the trees around him. I think its a fungus that needs the cold. Its very rare in the UK, and only in the far North.


Yeah I know what it's supposed to look like. I just never have activley looked for it. But it will be easier to see when the leaves start dropping, and that has started allready.
I am approx 250 km north of the arctic circle, at 68* 46' north.

The forrest here is dominated by birch forrest so there is a chance to find some.