The story of Hugh Glass getting mauled by a bear and left for dead is one of my favorites from the fur trade era. The Story of Hugh Glass
I've always wondered how he made fire without any charred material to catch the spark from his flint and steel. He may have used Milkweed ovum's, and while it's not quite as easy to catch a spark with an ovum as it is with charred material it can be accomplished with a little more perseverance.
Milkweed ovum's still in the pod and once harvested.
The tinder bundle was made from the inner bark from a Poplar tree.
I worked the bark over my haversack to try and catch the fine "crumbs" that fell off so they could be placed in the center where the ember would be placed.
My mini flint and steel set next to the nest.
The ovum after catching the spark, I wasn't counting but it probably took me 10 to 15 strikes to get a spark to land just right.