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Preparing a Tinder bundle

Aussie123

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It can be an effort to fluff up some bark to make a tinder bundle, but here's a tip which I think makes it a bit easier:
This is a fallen tree and the bark was obligingly broken into a short length.
You can see that it is fibrous and will fluff up nicely:
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I located a flat topped rock nearby, and used my foot to crush and grind the bark
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Very quickly I had a nice, fluffy bundle with minimum effort:
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... and it its a bit damp - microwave on high for 10 seconds :ROFLMAO:
 

Wentworth

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Nice job, Aussie. Was that turpentine?

I think we need a tutorial on rigging options for the bushcraft microwave though!
 

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Nice job, Aussie. Was that turpentine?

I think we need a tutorial on rigging options for the bushcraft microwave though!
Eucalyptus regnans (aka Mountain Ash) - there are many other eucalypts which have fibrous bark too.

(... and next time I'll bring an extension cord so I can plug it in and do a full demo ! Rookie mistake on my part ! )
 

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Good tip , the fiborous barks are the best kindling. Red Stringybark which is local to my area is my favourite and always collect a bundle of it to take home.
 
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