tinders


Outer barks as a tinder

Outer barks are a great resource for fire lighting and provide us with another tool in our bushcraft repertoire.  In this video I talk about using a few outer barks as a tinder, including birch, cherry, hornbeam, honeysuckle and clematis.  I’ve written about using outer barks as tinder in this post previously, take a look at […]

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How to light a King Alfred’s Cake

I wrote a post a few years ago about various fungi that can be used as a tinder, including King Alfred’s Cakes (Daldinia concentrica).  They get their name from the legend of King Alfred who, whilst in hiding from the Danes, let some cakes burn, and they do indeed have that appearance. Here in Kent […]


Getting the most out of your fire steel

Whilst I’ve previously written about fire steels in this post from 2017, we’ve put together a 10 minute video showing how to go about getting the most out of your fire steel.  It includes demonstrations of the push forward method, the thumb push and the pull back methods as well as a couple of techniques […]

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