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Tinder Fungus

George Hedgepeth pointed this tinder fungus out to me. He says that it is great for fire starting. However, when i chipped this piece out it was no good. It was kind of moist so wouldn't work. I will keep looking.

""True" Tinder Fungus (usually called simply "Tinder Fungus") grows on live birch trees and looks like a blotch of blackened wood. It is rather hard. It resembles black bark that has peeled away slightly from the tree and thickened. The part that you use is inside the blackened outer layer, the red-brown material. It crumbles readily, so you can use it as part of tinder when making fire (or in a fire piston), or keep it in a whole piece for carrying a coal."

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