Lighting a fire with goosegrass

Goosegrass (Galium aparine), also known as cleavers, sticky weed, sweetheart and a bunch of other names, is a useful plant for us in bushcraft.  You can eat it as well as use it in firelighting.  In this video I use a ferrocerium rod to ignite it and light a fire.

Lighting a fire with goosegrass is something we teach on many of our courses, including our 1 Day, 2 Day and 5 Day Bushcraft Courses as well as the IOL Bushcraft Competency Award and Certificate.

You can see photos from these courses on ourFacebookpage.

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

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