As long as you brought your waterproof matches, you did read the article on waterproof matches didn't you?, you should be able to start a fire with these natural fire starters:
Brown Dry Evergreen Needles: you can find plenty of these resin impregnated wonders under the lower most branches of most evergreens, a handful is all that stands between you and a roaring fire.
Birch Bark, the oil found in Birch bark keeps the bark dry and burns hot, starting even the wettest wood.
Dry Moss and Lichens- not the best thing to use as tinder, but many a hunter and woodsman have warmed themselves by a fire started with these.
Another natural fire starter is tree sap. Evergreens trees that have been scarred by bears or logging bleed sap. You can find clumps of it at times. In time it hardens. It can also accumulate at the base of fire scorched trees. Cut into the base of a dead tree to get at the sap. Save it in marked small pill bottles or film canisters. Hope this helps. Safe Hunting, Richard Beyko.
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