Welcome to Part 4 of this series on bushcraft candles.
This type of candle is slightly different to the others I have been building in this series. The main difference is that these Fire Face Candles require the use of power tools for speed of build. (I suppose they could be built with carpenters' hand tools but that will be for another post.)
This is Part 2 of my Bushcraft Candles experiment - using Damp/Wet wood.
I went for a wander with my children in the woods a couple of weeks ago to collect some wood and tinder for one of my candles. We had a chat about dead standing wood and how to identify it. Thankfully there are still enough leaves on the trees to make that job easy for them.
Because of my difficulties getting a fire going on the last trip, I set myself the goal to go over the basics once more, but in order to challenge myself I made things "a bit" harder. I was going to make a "one-match-fire" in soaking wet conditions, using only what was naturally available in my back yard.
It's been over 3 years since my last overnight canoe camping trip. Waaaaaay to long. To rectify this Russ (Warthog1981) and I marked a date in the diary a month or so ago and decided we were going come what may.
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