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Wilma Naturprodukter Flint und steel Eldstål
Lighting a fire with a traditional flint and steel is a great and easy way to get a campfire going in a historic way.
When struck against a sharp piece of flint, the firecracker gives off a shower of sparks that ignite charred cotton, which then begins to glow.
Next, place the embers in a bundle of dry grass, bark or fluffy jute rope and blow on it until it flames.
Making fire with a flint and steel; is a fun and traditional way to learn as an alternative to modern methods. It's really satisfying to make fire like it used to be and once you've started it, it soon feels like one of the more fun ways to make fire in the outdoors. Simple, historic and real...
From the Iron Age, until the invention of the match, the use of the flint and steel was a common method of making fire. This method was widespread in Europe during antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Viking Age and was used to make fire until the 19th century. It was not until the 1830s that the first type of match, the phosphorescent match, was widely used.
The industrial production of matches, which began in 1832, gradually led to the disappearance of the use of the flint and steel.