Survival Skills: The Best Tinder for Starting a Fire

updated: 06-2021


Tinder is the foundation of starting a solid fire. Kevin Estela breaks down manmade vs natural tinder and how to select and use tinder to easily and quickly start a fire, even in difficult environments. Manmade options are often most effective, as they light easier and burn longer than the natural counterpart. If manmade tinder isn’t an option, the great outdoors are abundant with dry, dead leaves and bark that will work very well for lighting your fire. A Ferro rod and your knife will be essential tools for this, giving you a spark to start a fire. Watch as Kevin Estela demonstrates these techniques as well as others.

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