Tinder are Materials used to help in starting a fire. One tinder is always used when starting a fire, and it will be consumed regardless of whether or not the player succeeds. Tinder cannot be used to increase the length of a fire already started.
When the Skill Level for Fire Starting reaches Level 3, the player no longer needs tinder to start a fire. The player may still use tinder if they like, but since it provides no benefit, the only purpose would be to get rid of the item.
Tinder Sources[edit | edit source]
The most commonly found material for tinder is a Tinder Plug. These can sometimes be found in buildings. They may also be obtained from harvesting a cardboard box, which will give a few tinder plugs based on the size of the box (a Hunting Knife can help break down cardboard boxes quicker). Harvesting a cedar limb will also give the player a Tinder Plug in addition to several pieces of Cedar Firewood, at the cost of at least 45 minutes to chop the wood, as well as requiring a Hatchet. Two tinder plugs may also be crafted in the radial menu by using a Stick.