Tinder is easily combustible material used to start a fire. Tinder is a finely divided, open material which will begin to glow under a shower of sparks. Air is gently wafted over the glowing tinder until it bursts into flame. The flaming tinder is used to ignite kindling, which in turn is used to ignite the bulk material, to produce a fire.
Tinder can be made of any flammable substance, as long as it is finely divided, and has an open structure.

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  1. Libertas7

    What Tinder Do You Use?

    So I was wondering tinder you all use for your flint or ferrocerium rod? Do you just find stuff around where you are like dry grass (good luck in winter). Or do you carry some with you? If you do carry some around with you I'd be interested to know what you carry them in. I recently got a new...
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