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Tinder is easily flammable material used to ignite fires by rudimentary methods. A small fire consisting of tinder is then used to ignite kindling. Anything that can be ignited by a match can be considered tinder. Materials commonly used as tinder: For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... Kindling is material for starting a fire. ... An igniting match A match is a consumable tool for producing fire under controlled circumstances on demand. ...

Whichever material is used, the thinner it is and the more surface there is, and especially edges, the more easily it will ignite. With wood, this can be achieved by shaving slivers off it. One method to keep these together is to make a feather stick. The best wood from a tree is dead branches that haven't fallen to the ground yet. Species About 115 species Pines are coniferous trees of the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae. ... Look up foliage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Subfamilies There are 7 subfamilies: Subfamily Arundinoideae Subfamily Bambusoideae Subfamily Centothecoideae Subfamily Chloridoideae Subfamily Panicoideae Subfamily Pooideae Subfamily Stipoideae The true grasses are monocotyledonous plants (Class Liliopsida) in the Family Poaceae, also known as Gramineae. ... Birch bark or birchbark is generally understood to be the bark of the Paper Birch tree (Betula papyrifera), or sometimes of related species such as Gray (Wire) Birch (Betula populifolia). ... Species See text. ... It has been suggested that Textile be merged into this article or section. ... Look up lint in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope (IPA: ) is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength for pulling and connecting. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... A fire retardant is a substance that helps to delay or prevent combustion. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Charpaper. ... Q-Tip redirects here. ... For the commune of Réunion, see Le Tampon. ... For other uses, see Paper (disambiguation). ... A roll of paper towel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up char in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Subkingdom/Phyla Chytridiomycota Blastocladiomycota Neocallimastigomycota Glomeromycota Zygomycota Dikarya (inc. ... Amadou is a natural fungus of brown colour used by fly fishermen for drying out fly lures. ... The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. ... A twig is a small terminal branch section that bears leaves, buds and usually the flowers and fruit of plants. ... Steel wool is a bundle of very fine steel filaments, used in finishing and repair work to polish wood or metal objects, and for household cleaning. ... General Name, symbol, number magnesium, Mg, 12 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, period, block 2, 3, s Appearance silvery white solid at room temp Standard atomic weight 24. ... The alkaline earth metals are the series of elements in Group 2 (IUPAC style) of the periodic table: beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr), barium (Ba) and radium (Ra) (not always considered due to its radioactivity and very short half-life). ... Feather stick ready for action A feather stick is a length of wood which has been shaved to produce a head of thin curls. ...


If a fire is to be lit by sparks rather than matches, char cloth, punkwood, fungus or down are commonly used to catch the sparks. However, fungi should be selected with care as some release toxic fumes on combustion. Char cloth can be made by placing plant-based fabric (usually cotton) in a tin box into a campfire; like charcoal, it is the product of anhydrous pyrolysis. It is very fragile, and should usually be prepared only in small quantities. A combustion reaction taking place in a igniting match Combustion or burning is a complex sequence of exothermic chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant accompanied by the production of heat or both heat and light in the form of either a glow or flames. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Charpaper. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... Cotton ready for harvest. ... A tin box, or tin (in American English) is a metal box with a recloseable lid, which sometimes is hinged to the rest of the box. ... Charcoal is the blackish residue consisting of impure carbon obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. ... Simple sketch of pyrolysis chemistry Pyrolysis usually means the chemical decomposition of organic materials by heating in the absence of oxygen or any other reagents, except possibly steam. ...


Embers of burned paper, leaves and other sheetlike materials are easily carried off by air currents, where they can alight on other objects and ignite them. In outdoor campfires, paper can be wadded up to reduce this hazard; wadded paper also burns more quickly.


Magnesium is sold in stores in shaved or bar form. Shavings burn white-hot, are impossible to smother with carbon dioxide or sand, and can ignite even wet kindling. Solid bars are impossible to ignite under normal conditions (and difficult even with a welding torch), and are thus very safe to carry. Magnesium powder and shavings are pyrophoric (they oxidise rapidly when exposed to the air). It is dangerous to carry pre-shaved magnesium — at best, it loses potency, at worst, it can spontaneously ignite and is then nearly unquenchable. Magnesium bars are sometimes sold with a length of ferrocerium cast into one edge. “Oxyacetylene” redirects here. ... A pyrophoric substance is a substance that ignites spontaneously, that is, its autoignition temperature is below room temperature. ... Ferrocerium is the flint in lighters, and its ability to give a large number of sparks when scraped against a rough surface (pyrophoricity) is used in many other applications, such as clockwork toys and strikers for welding torches. ...


See also

Historically, a tinderbox is a small container containing flint, steel, and dry, finely-divided fibrous matter (such as straw), used together to help kindle a fire. ...

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Tinder contends the evidence failed to establish all of the elements of obstructing an officer by clear, satisfactory and convincing evidence.
Tinder does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to prove that he knowingly gave a false address to the Beloit officer, but he does challenge the proof on the remaining three elements.
Tinder claims that, because it is not known why or how Tinder was stopped in Wisconsin, the City did not establish that the unidentified officer who stopped and brought Tinder to the police station had acted lawfully in doing so.
TINDER - LoveToKnow Article on TINDER (121 words)
The usual material of tinder was a mass of charred linen, but the term was also applied to touchwood, or wood converted into an easily ignitible consistency by the action of certain fungi.
Another form of tinder was touchpaper, paper dipped in nitre and used as a slow-match for igniting gunpowder.
In both these words touch stands for an earlier tach, tache or tasshe, tinder, of which the origin is unknown.
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