TINDER - Anything that will flame from a spark,
i.e., newspaper, kleenex, inner shredded bark from a tree, fibers from a bird
nest, dried grass, fine wood shavings, etc. All tinder must be DRY. The dead
pine needles from a fir tree work well to place on top of the tinder as they
catch fire quickly.
KINDLING - Small sticks used to feed the flames
from the tinder, from match stick size to the size of your finger. Use kindling
until you get a bed of coals before you start adding larger or wet fuel. Soft
woods such as aspen will burn fast to get a good bed of coals.
FUEL - Larger sticks which take longer to burn
through. Hardwoods such as oak will burn the longest and give more heat than
softwoods, however, any fuel will do. With a good bed of coals, wet fuel can be
dried enough to catch fire.