February 5, 2010
Rich Landers photo

Step 9. Ignite the tinder…. In this photo, Weber demonstrates how to scrape a magnesium stick with the back side of his knife to flash hot sparks onto cattail “down,” which can be used as tinder to start a fire. Cattail “down” and goats beard lichen can be used as tinder, but they must be dry.

 
 
 
 

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