Prometheus, the fire and the bushcrafter

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There are many stories in the greek mythology about gods, heroes and monsters, but there’s one, that deserves to be remembered:
the tale of the Titan Prometheus.
This benefactor of mankind stole fire from the gods and gave it to men to help their poor lives.
This ‘careless action’ angered Zeus, who condemned him to an eternal punishment and the men, with the pandora’s jar, to all the evils…
but that’s another story…
The fire, in this myth, is a supernatural thing that helped the humanity to pave the way for progress and civilization.  Continue reading

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Simple DIY tinder: cotton & vaseline oil

This is the simplest, but effective tinder that you can easily made.

It can burn in wet condition and ignite without problem with only a small spark.

A - Oenological vaseline; B - Cotton; C - Waterproof containers

A – Oenological vaseline; B – Cotton; C – Waterproof containers;

Find a small waterproof container (you can use varius kind of containers)  and go to the nearest store, and buy cotton and vaseline oil, i prefer oenological type because I use also to clean and protect my knives.

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