Introduction: Best/Worst Tinder for Firestarting: #1 Clematis
To start a fire you need good tinder. Tinder = fuel for the fire. Than you need oxygen and heat (spark, flame, friction, sun rays, chemicals, etc) to form a "fire triangle".
Tinder usually comes from natural dry material.
One of the best tinders are:
+fine inner dry wood shavings (dead spruce branch is perfect)
+fine dry previous season grass
We will check out, which tinder is great for firestarting, and which is not.
In each series heat will be provided by firesteel/rod - bright and hot spark.
Step 1: Gather Up Dry Clematis Flowers
They grow almost in every forest. Pick them up.. they are fluffy and soft and thin. And they seam as a perfect tinder choice.
Step 2: The Verdict
The dry Clematis flowers just smolder and don't catch fire. Avoid and don't waste time with this babies. Find an alternate tinder solution.
6 years ago
Try this, bulrush or cattails found near water or in a swap.
Reply 2 years ago
Thanks. I had an idea making it a series - good/bad tinders. Will continue soon. Bulrush is one of the greatest :)
Reply 6 years ago
Hi. Yes, cattails are one of the best tenders. Especially if you combine them with some other materials. I will add more videos with different tinder, good and bad. Haven't seen anybody making a tinder comparison videos. Thanks for your post.