What is the name of a fungus that looks like a burnt growth on a birch tree from afar? It is chaga mushroom, which was appreciated by indigenous peoples for its medicinal properties. As scientists have proved, there was a lot of truth in folk wisdom - it hides inotodiol and lanosterol, compounds responsible for removing damaged cells, including cancerous ones. However, we are interested in the use of chaga more than medicinal uses - as this is also the name of black mushroom growing on trees - in survival. If you want to learn how to use it in the art of survival, be sure to read the new post by Kajetan Wilczyński.
Lighting a fire at a camping or during a survival expedition is easier with the use of functional accessories. The first suggestion - obvious to us - is the flint, which allows you to set fire to wood in all conditions. It is an element of equipment that will work even in rain. Handling flint is not difficult, and beginners can choose an automatic model with intuitive operation. If you care about speed, think about gas burners that will let you start a fire in no time. It is worth having an igniter, lighter or matches - they will be useful, for example, to light gas on a tourist cooker.