Tinder

  • Keep tinder as dry as possible
  • Jute fiber is a good demo tinder
  • The ideal tinder is a mixture of 1/3 down, 1/3 plant fiber, and 1/3 inner bark
Down Plant Fiber Inner Bark
Dandelion

Milkweed

Cattail

Thistle

Reeds

Nettle

Milkweed

Yucca

Evening Primrose

Fireweed

 

Oak

Cedar

Hickory

Willow

Walnut

 

Ash

Elm

Poplar

Cottonwood

  • Use ground up shell fungus as a coal extender
  • LAST RESORT: Beat debris into bits, crush tree bark

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