I received a bag of prepared horse hoof fungus today bought from ebay but have run into a problem. I cant get it to take a spark. I can get it to take with a ferro rod if I fluff up the surface a lot but no chance with a flint and steel? Even the ferro rod takes several large spark showers to catch.
Quite disappointed to be sure, was expecting a substance that takes the vaguest of sparks and on a par with charcloth? Charcloth is in fact many, many times easier in catching a tiny spark from my traditional steel.