What do people use to carry tinder whilst hiking? I was thinking of using a tobacco tin but on a multiday hike I'm not sure it will fit enough or if it will keep dry.

Tinder I would be using would be natural, things like silver birch bark and thistle seeds.

  • might be obvious, but still: what do you mean by DTI? acronymfinder.com/DTI.html – Akabelle Jul 26 '16 at 12:59
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    @Akabelle good question, this was an autocorrect on my phone - meant to say dry – Chris J Jul 26 '16 at 13:13
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    Have you tried dryer lint? Where I camp there's always an abundance of old man's beard/witches hair, so there's no need to bring tinder, but dryer lint is something that everyone has in abundance, and you can pack a lot of it into a zip lock bag and save on weight. – ShemSeger Jul 26 '16 at 22:14
  • @ShemSeger that's a really cool idea, however I don't have a dryer! – Chris J Jul 27 '16 at 7:58
  • @ChrisJ There's a never ending supply at every laundromat. It's not hard to come by. I'm sure you've got some friends or relatives who have a dryer, just raid their lint tray next time you visit. – ShemSeger Jul 27 '16 at 15:22

I use a bigger tin box (it is left from an old Str8 perfume), and within that I put the things in ziplock bags.

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    I hadn't thought about individually bagging the items inside, that makes much more sense – Chris J Jul 26 '16 at 13:15
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    SWMBO cosmetics, never ending source for small boxes and containers... many of them seal perfectly... – Erik vanDoren Jul 26 '16 at 13:20

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