Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
The spark from a F&S is not strong enough to catch most raw tinder directly. It might catch milkweed or cat tail fluff if it was extremely dry. Nothing I know of will go directly from spark to flame with a normal F&S set.
Tried some thistle fluff last year. It was bone dry and pretty much like flash paper; a golf ball sized chunk of it caught the spark, flamed up and was just plain gone in 2-3 seconds. If I'd had it in a tinder bundle, I'm pretty sure I'd have had the easiest fire I've ever made without a lighter and kerosene.