Was this used for traditional flint & steel or for flint and pyrites/marcasite? I have found that I can ignite untreated horse hoof fungus trama layer 'wool' with the latter but not with flint & steel.
I have a French book on primitive firestarting ("La grande aventure du feu" by Dr. Bertrand Roussel) in which the author states that the giant puffball (Langermannia?) whas used as tinder by the indians of Tierra del Fuego to catch sparks from flint & pyrites/marcasite.
Last edited by Galemys; 23-10-2008 at 11:14.
I always carry my tinder in my bellybutton...