Lighting a fire with a bracken tinder bundle

A couple of years ago I put together a video talking about the usefulness of bracken as a tinder in the winter.

In this video I show you how to light a fire with a bracken tinder bundle, with a little help from a King Alfred’s Cake.

Brackens behaves differently to hay in a tinder bundle in that it’s a little coarser and tends to need more breathing into, so whilst it’s a great material to use as a tinder bundle, it needs a little practice.

We teach lighting a fire with a bracken tinder bundle on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, as well as on the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course.

You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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