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Different tinders for use with the firesteel


These are just a few, you can also use dried grasses, inner bark of a few types of trees, tinder fungus, the list goes on and on.

Tags: Firesteel,tinder,fire

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hey guys today I want to show you a couple different materials that you can strike your fire steel with get fire and a couple methods and my way of doing it it's not not to say that it's the only way but it works for me here is a old broken-down ash tree it was a pretty old the emerald ash borer got to it so I have a use of all this ash bar and that's going to be my platform for starting the fires because this snow is just melting and it's pretty damp on the ground I like to have my fire up off the ground regardless so got a piece of basswood here and all I'm doing is just making little shavings little curls tiny ones I don't want to strike with my fire steel I had no idea when I got my fire still that this could be used for tender and a couple of good folks from Bush cop UFC gladly shared their knowledge with me and see that really works very next here I got a bit of birch bark it's like the curly birch you can find this on some trees some some trees has more birch like this a straight one but i want to show you that curly birch kind today as you can see i'm right next to some train tracks there's the train going by as we speak right here I've got some fat would do same thing the pretty pretty much the same thing you would do with the bass would it make it into little curls like that our little little scrapings even I'm going to do that right now and lastly I've got this read this Phragmites read and it's more of a flash when it goes up but it'll go ok I hope you can see this this curl here so there are strikers obviously that you can use but I like to use my knife and what fire still what I do is I push down on the tinder and just strike down with the knife

and as you can see works pretty good okay so that was the first one that was the dried bass wood shavings now I'm going to go on to the curly birch birch bark so same technique hold down and there she goes and that will burn for a long time like it's still burning it's been a few seconds so the getting a fire going with birch bark really is there's no no problem either eat no matter how you laid it all right next I've got my my fat wood shavings just a little pile of them that's all you need seascape it off of there sorry bear with me the camera so the fat wood shavings same thing and there they go see that the fat wood gives off like a black smoke and it burns for if not longer just as long as the birch bark I'd say it burns a little bit longer there's no real need for me to show you that it'll catch pretty much anything there that old oak leaf on there it goes up so so awesome now the my favorite are the the birch bark curls and fat would alright next I've got the reed Phragmites very very fluffy it's more like i said it's more like a flashbang than a long burning one scout don't eat my bass wood what do you think alright so read Phragmites that's a little hot as you can see it works very well too as long as you can get something on top of it really quick that's about it the technique like like like I said is to hold it down with the fire steel and then strike it holding it away from the fire from from the holding the fire steal away from the tender really doesn't work for me that the sparks considerably lose heat the longer distance they travel but I hope this was helpful for some of you I know a lot of you guys already knew this but I don't know having fun you guys take it easy

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