Using leaves as tinder

I’m not a big fan of using leaves as tinder, they’re often damp, take a bit of work to ignite and often don’t produce much heat.  But as we’re based in an ancient broadleaf woodland, and they’re everywhere, I thought I’d do a short video igniting leaves with a match and then using them as a tinder bundle.

Using leaves as tinder is something we teach on many of our courses, including our  1 Day2 Day and 5 Day Bushcraft Courses as well as the IOL Bushcraft Competency Award and Certificate.

You can see photos from 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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