A different angle on fire tinder

Discussion in 'Blogs' started by Sapper John, Jun 21, 2011.


  1. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    I have seen several posts on a variety of fire starters which I have found to be very interesting...so I was wondering about fire tinder.Char cloth and some other types have been mentioned,But I have found that carrying a few "Kingsford matchlight" type briquettes that have been broken into several pieces and sealed in a Ziploc type bag work great for tinder in many types of weather...your input or ideas for other types would be appreciated...
     
  2. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    spider webs, pine needles, bits of grass, dandelion and cattail fluff, feathers and down, old wornout clothing, birch bark, cambium, birds nests, thistle down, milkweed fluff
    theres a million types of tinder out there just waiting to be used
     
  3. Huntinbull

    Huntinbull Monkey+

    If I were going to carry a "ready made" tinder like the briquets, then it would be wet fire or Trioxane. More reliable than the briquets i would imagine, and more waterproof/resistant. Just my $.02
     
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