There is an art to starting fire. I used to think that fire was all about the spark. It didn’t take long for me to realize that the tinder was, maybe, the most important part of any fire. When it comes to generating heat you can achieve that with a magnifying glass! If you get that ember and it burns out because of poor tinder it’s back to the drawing board.
This is a great article about the various materials you can use to start a fire. You will find some great information on natural materials to start fire. You will be surprised in just how many different types of materials will hold a spark. You have probably walked by the most effective material and didn’t even realize it was there!