How to Start a Fire with a Mushroom; Inonotus obliquus

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  1. Professor PinHead

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    Locating the Fungus
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    those less latin savvy, inonotus obliquus=chaga :)...oops, it says that in the link :(
     
  3. Professor PinHead

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    YEa, I was getting all confused with the names when I was looking into true vs false tinder fungus. I got it straightened out in my head but figured I would try and keep it simple so as not to confuse others.

    It seems most the 'wilderness' guys have it backwards and call chaga tinder fungus when it is actually false tinder fungus. Pretty neat read figuring it out none the less ...
     
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    The ice man he was talking about if anyone is interested
     
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    Yea, I thought that was so cool. The guy had a pouch of tinder fungus.
     
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    That is a great one. Nice find Prof!
     
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    I wonder if "ice man" made tea too and they just don't know
     
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    This is very cool but I think it would be cooler if you taught us to start fires with our MINDS! cmon Prof....get on it! :lol:
     
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    You'll need some of this to start a fire with your mind fry....


     
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    now i'm confused :):):):) the mush the guy is using is chaga. Is chaga the tender fungus or the false fender fungus?
     
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    That is exactly what happened to me.

    Check this out.
    here is the link to where I got the quote.
    http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/tinder/tinderfungus/index.html

    So if this is correct then Fomes fomentarius is the true tinder fungus and Inonotus obliquus aka 'chaga' is actually the false tinder fungus.

    I have noticed a few of these guys mixing up their terminology.
     
  12. Jeff

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    I need to get my hands on some chaga. In the mean time I did some tinder cloth today.

    100% cotton cloth cut into about 3 inch squares.

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    Stacked in a tin with a small hole punched in the top. I did it on the stove but I would not suggest it unless you have a large volume exhaust fan.

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    Let it go until the smoke quits coming out of the hole.
    Almost there...

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    It takes about fiften minutes. Let it cool and you end up with this.

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    And lit....

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    Thats pretty cool jeff! Char cloth I take it?
     
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    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Yeah. Tinder cloth was not the right term. :facepalm:
     
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    lol, my bad. I didn't even realize I was using the right term. Its a ll new to me. I just saw it on a website.
     
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    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    All new to me also. Now I have forty sheets of char cloth that I will probably never use.....still kind of neat though.
     
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    Reminds me... True tinder fungus is one on my "list to get"...

    Also reminds me that I need to make more char cloth... I use an "altoid" tin and bluejeans from a second-hand store :thumbup1: I have also made small bits of wood char via a "cookie tin" and bits of wood from wood-splitting ;)
     
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    Jeans would be the way to go. I used cotton flannel sheets.
     
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    There are probably better videos than this one but the idea is still a good one,

     
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    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Seen this one. Probably not for the right reasons. :facepalm: It must have been cold when she was shooting this vid.

    See what you started Mountainman?