Fire is one of the most important assets when you’re in the outdoors. It keeps you warm, scares away predators and it can offer huge psychological value when you’re alone. Starting a fire should really be second nature.

The key to starting any good fire is beginning with good quality tinder. This is the first material to catch a spark or flame. Having good tinder means the fire will start easier and faster. Tinder material is something you can either bring with you or discover in the field. Here we take a look at five effective tinder materials that you can use on your next camping trip.