Episode 61 - Tinders

A discussion of tinders — natural and artificial — and their relative effectiveness. No swiping required!

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Ken and Colin discuss tinders — that is, aids to fire-starting — both natural and artificial, with a particular eye toward which ones might work best when one is attempting to light them with flint and steel.

Link of Note: The 10 Best Natural Tinders You Can Find In a Forest


We have a pair of shout-outs to offer this week. The first goes to Scouter Colin from the 264th Somerset-Bridlewood Scout Group in Calgary, Alberta. He posted a comment on the Facebook post for our most recent episode, noting that his group — sponsored, as it is, by the Rotary Club — has a Rotary Club badge on the back of its neckers.

And our second shout-out goes to Norma, who pointed out that Beaver Scouts in Canada — might like Cub Scouts in the BSA — do actually have a common necker that they can wear, instead of their Group necker. This used to be a borderless, sky-blue fabric, but the current iteration is somewhat more tartan-like in colour, with a dark border.

As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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