An excerpt from the Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual
We always need tinder to get our fire started, and luckily – there are plenty of sources in nature. We can also grab some from home. The following items are just a few of the many of sources for tinder that you can find in the outdoors. Use them individually, or blend them together for even better results.
From The Wild
- Evergreen needles
- Tree leaves
- Fibrous inner tree bark
- Weed tops and seed down
- Fine wood shavings
- Coconut and palm fiber
- Dryer lint
- Cotton balls
- Fine steel wool
These tips and many more survival tips are in MacWelch’s books: Prepare For Anything – the Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual – and How To Survive Anything
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And check out more of MacWelch’s outdoor skills and survival articles in Outdoor Life Magazine.