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With a flint scraper, I scratch the internal and fluffy part of a tree-mushroom and make a small heap with this ""dust"". Just above this heap, I hit a marcassite nodule with a flint blade: this creates sparks that lit the mushroom dust. Then I nestle the incendescent dust in a handfull of straw, make a few movements to create an oxygen flux... and the fire starts. Easy, uh ?
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|2||In a few words:
Linden-tree barks, after been soaked in water, beaten and dried out are a good material for making strings. I twist two ribbons of bark clockwise (or counter-clockwise, it's the same) so that they naturally wrap one on to the other. By inserting new ribbons I can make longer pieces in order to obtain a usefull and long enough string. With several strings twisted together we may even make a very resistant cord...
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|3||In a few words:
Raw and dried out sinews are heavily beaten between two rocks to crush them. Their color changes from dark yellow to white... Fibers begin to part while beating goes on. When fibers are enough separate, it's easy (or so should be !) to pull them out. And there you get the perfect material for making ligatures or sinew-glue. I use ostrich sinew which are longer than ow sinews (so I get longer fibers).
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|4||In a few words:
2 days of work to make my very first axe. the stone is directly inserted in the handle, made out of a chestnut tree branch. Very proud of it, I decide to try it out... on a small tree (let's not be too greedy !). Exactly 17 seconds later the handle splits !!!!! So much for my axe ! Sorry for pronouncing the most famous word of french language....
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Fare well pal....