Hiya, there don't seem to be many women on this site, except to complain, I can't be that unusual, surely.
Anyway, here's the thing, I am new and I'm here for two reasons, I've been fascinated by this sort of thing ever since I read 'Swallows and Amazons' when I was a kid, I haven't had much real practice at it, I haven't even managed to go camping for the last couple of years 'cause where ever I go my daughter goes, and she's developed a habit of getting ill.
The other reason is that the book I'm working on includes bush craft to a large degree.
Right then, there aint much flint down my way, but my mum lives in Norfolk and I brought quite a selection back with me when I visited, but I cannot get a spark from any of them, and I'm marking the back of my knife something awful, which I wouldn't mind if I had something to show for it. A friend told me that not all flint is good for fire lighting, is this true? Yes, I know stuff can be bought, which is handy for me, but not for my characters (a duel reason, you see, for asking this).
That's a long winded simple question
I didn't jump, I took a little step, and there conclusions were.