Using birch bark to light a fire

Lighting a fire with birch bark is something that I do regularly, generally in combination with a fire steel.  More often than not I’ll peel bark from a live tree, occassionally I’ll cut a strip from a dead one.  In this video I discuss these two approaches in more detail.

We teach using birch bark to light a fire 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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