Honeysuckle as a fire starter.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Honeysuckle,also know as woodbine as a fire starter..

    An old fella was telling me about how good honeysuckle bark is as a fire lighting tinder so today i gave it a try for the first time.

    I cut some old dead honeysuckle and stripped the bark off,then broke up small twigs and then the larger ones including the debarked twigs.

    I lit the bark with my ferro rod and was surprised how easy it took,two strikes and it was alight.

    I just added the small twigs and the the larger ones and it burned real well.

    So thanks to that old fella today ive found a new tinder for fire-lighting.






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  3. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    All the summer days I spent suckling the sweetness..... never thought/knew of it making good tinder.
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  4. hog

    hog Drinking Mampoer.

    Thats a great discovery.
    Sir Raymondo did one using wild grape vine, looks very similar but a bit thinner.
  5. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I know where theres some wild grape vine growing and will have to try it out.
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  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @tacmotsun. Nice thread revival. I had no idea honesuckle would be a good firestarter
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