If the question is keeping your tinder dry then hard to beat keeping it in the airing cupboard or the tank room or boiler room.
Certainly dampness is a key feature of the challenge of fire lighting this time of year. The first year I got into friction fires I just could not do it till the summer again. The following year I adapted my techniques and kept at it all through.
I wonder how long I wll need to wait till my artists conk dries out? I don't think the family will let me bring that in the house.
Anyone got tips on using artist's conk as a tinder or char?
Richard, London, UK
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