In this challenge you are allowed to use your tinder pouch, you shouldn’t be making shavings. Just take the tinder pouch of all the nice dry stuff that you usually carry and dump it, light it, and start adding to it. It is the only Hardwoodsman challenge in which you are allowed to use it. Mine always contains shredded inner bark, usually from ash and poplar, and birch bark. Those are all in my area and I carry a pouch of ice dry stuff for fire lighting. This challenge is all about big and fast and thinking on your feet, don’t lrepared and using what you ha e immediately with and around you.