Paddle Asia Thailand offers wilderness jungle survival courses, bushcraft skills training, jungle trekking tours, wildlife sightings programs in Khao Sok, Phang Nga Bay, and Phang Nga Province. Based in Phuket, Paddle Asia has been offering unique eco adventures to off-the-beaten-path destinations with a focus on not seeing other travelers.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Natural fire starter - Kapok tree pods
It's Kapok season (genus Ceiba) again. This is, in my opinion, the absolute best natural fire starting material available in the jungle. It doesn't stay lit very long, but it catches very easily and puts out good flames. You have to have something else ready, like grass, as soon as you get a flame as this only lasts a few seconds. Of course, you can always make a massive pile so it burns a bit longer. You can also split the pod in half and burn it in the pod. If the pod is dry, it should burn nicely too.