tinders


Tinder bundles

This article on tinder bundles was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal issue 13 published in February 2018.  As it’s now completely free there’s no excuse for not getting a copy! As I come towards the end of discussing various methods of ignition, I think it’s time to take a look at tinder bundles.  Many of the […]

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Thistles as a tinder

Late summer tinders

I originally wrote this article on late summer tinders for the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL ) Bushcraft Special Interest Group (BSIG) newsletter which came out in October 2014. When I’m teaching fire lighting I tell this really bad joke –“I’ve got tinder constipation; I can’t pass a birch!”  I hope that it will help people get into […]


Tinders 3

Tinder is any material that is easily combustible; it is the link between the initial spark, flame or ember and the kindling which will ultimately become a fire.  There are many materials that you might find as you’re wandering around outdoors that can be used as tinder but they largely fall into a few categories I […]

hornbeam outer bark as a tinder