Skip to product information
1 of 7

Huggins Attic

Char cloth in re-sealable Bag for Firelighting

Char cloth in re-sealable Bag for Firelighting

Regular price £3.99 GBP
Regular price Sale price £3.99 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Char cloth in re-sealable bag

In order to give you some idea of the typical contents we have taken the photo below of a random 10g. We sell by weight as the size of a piece can be as long as a piece of string. How much you need to tear off will obviously vary as you will need a small piece for a fire piston as compared with using a flint and steel for lighting.


The char cloth weighs approx. 10g net
The char cloth comes in a re-sealable bag measuring 10cm x 14.5cm.
It will be packed as best we can to protect the cloth from the rigours of the Post.


Uses of Char Cloth

Char cloth (also called char paper) is cotton cloth that has been combusted in the absence of oxygen. The resulting material is highly flammable and can be used to start a fire by catching a spark. It is easily ignited and is used as tinder, often in conjunction with Flint and Steel or other fire starters. Char cloth does not burn with an open flame; it burns slowly as a hot ember like the end of a cigarette. Even small pieces of char cloth will burn long enough to be used as tinder to light a fire.

Char cloth was commonly used in the past as a reliable and portable fire-starting material, especially in outdoor settings or emergency situations. It was also popular among soldiers and explorers for its ease of use and effectiveness.

Today, char cloth is still used by outdoor enthusiasts and survivalists who value its ability to start a fire in difficult conditions.

View full details