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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:16 pm 
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I guess the milk-weed seeds would be the starter? Brilliant! Sounds like such an interesting camp.


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We tried the flint story the first night with no success using only elephant dung and dry grass. Second night the sticks worked with dry grass, but third night we could not get the sticks to work for some reason.....almost got there but could not get the grass to flame up. The flint with the seeds was absolutely dramatic.....almost like a match put to gas that has been left a fraction too long before lighting!

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So - keep a stash of milkweed fluff in your pocket with your flint if in the wild ?


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Very interesting thank you ecojunkie! :clap: :clap:

I'd rather do these trails in my imagination, reading your reports. Apart from the fact that I'm too scared to walk in the bush with all the wild animals, I also don't camp. Just not my cup of tea. I'll leave it to the younger generation! :thumbs_up:

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Thanks for that very interesting write up of your experiences. What a life. I would agree with Hilda about BEING IN THE BUSH AMONGST THE WILD ANIMALS. Liewer bang Jan as dooie Jan.( Rather a scared Jan than a dead Jan )
But I really enjoy your experiences in the bush. Thanks again for sharing.


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