Fire Lighting
When the flint is struck against the steel, or vice versa, a spark is thrown. Tinder can be used to catch the spark; it should be shredded up and unravelled and formed into a sort of nest. Put more kindling on top as it catches alight and you can build a fire from there. The flint can be used to light numerous substances including petrol, paraffin, tinder card, cotton wool, amadou tinder, kapok, shredded paper, birch bark, charcloth and I'm sure many other items.
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