Collecting sweet chestnut inner bark for use as a tinder

The inner bark of sweet chestnut is a fantastic tinder that can be lit with various ignition sources or used as a tinder bundle.  We’re fortunate in Kent to find it in abundance.

In this short video I show you how to collect and prepare it for use.

We teach collecting and using sweet chestnut inner bark as a tinder on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses as well as 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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