You might not have these materials lying around the house, and you sure won’t find them growing in the woods, but steel wool combined with a battery or other electrical source can be an effective fire starter. Buy the hardware (and test the method!
Update: How Can We Protect Osha Root? As we witness a widespread interest and demand for North America’s wild medicinal plants grow, we must also recognize the increasing pressure placed on these precious plant communities. DONATE NOW!