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HomeSurvivalFireTinder

Tinder 

Tinder is the crucial middle link between a coal (such as that produced by a bow drill) and actual flames. Tinder is made from materials that catch a spark readily, or to which a coal can be added, and which can then be blown into a flame to actually start a fire.


Photo by Allan "bow" Beauchamp

Blowing a tinder bundle into flame.
 

 
Tinder tip from Storm ...
If you are fortunate enough to find some native sulfur, throw some sparks on it using percussion fire-making. It will light without any further assistance. Just don’t absent-mindedly inhale the fumes as I did!