Tinder & Kindling Confusion.

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  1. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    I note that some people get confused between what is tinder & what is kindling. This may have come about with the introduction of the Ferocerium Rod, which has also been called mistakenly "Flint & Steel" or "Fire Steel"!
    Tinder is a plant material that will catch & hold a spark struck from a high carbon steel striker when making fire with flint,steel & tinderbox.
    Kindling is a light burnable material such as dry grass, some tree barks or wood shavings etc. Kindling it what you start a fire with before adding larger pieces of wood.

    You can find more info & images here: http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/what-is-tinder-what-is-kindling.html
     
  2. lonewolf

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    tinder is what you use to start a fire.
    kindling is what you put on the fire once it is lit.
     
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