#AskPaulKirtley 76 – Inner Bark Tinder Bundles; Reducing Campfire Smoke; First Aid Training For Kids

#AskPaulKirtley 76 – Inner Bark Tinder Bundles; Reducing Campfire Smoke; First Aid Training For Kids

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about how to use the inner bark of sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa, for tinder bundles, ideas for minimising smoke from fires, first aid for young people, and some thoughts on every day carry (EDC) items…

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3 thoughts on “#AskPaulKirtley 76 – Inner Bark Tinder Bundles; Reducing Campfire Smoke; First Aid Training For Kids

  1. Hi, Paul

    I will never look at a sweet chestnut tree in the same light again. It was very well explained.

    If you are a wild camper, like myself, then basic first aid skills are essential. I personally believe that the sooner kids are taught these skills, the better.

    Thanks again, Paul, a great video.


    1. Hi Phil, thanks for your comments. Good point concisely made regarding first aid. As for the sweet chestnut part, I’m glad you found it so interesting.

      Warm regards,


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