We spent a wonderful afternoon learning how to start a fire without matches.
Yup we are now that cool. We learned 5 different ways to do it using birch bark, ferrocerium rod, char cloth, flint, striker, and char cloth.
Here is a picture of the dried birch bark, fat wood, my knife and the ferrocerium rod.
The fat wood scrapings catching on fire.
The jute twin catching on fire.