Roaming, Ramblings And Advise For The Wilderness Travler And Outdoor Adventurer
Cattails are one of the most easily recognized natural tinders in the wilderness. Their location is predictable and harvesting is simple. Cattail heads can be carried in bulk and stored for future use. The long fiber of the stalk can be used for cordage when green and pliable (save this for another Blog section) and it's roots are a rich source of starch and carbohydrates. By far the most common use for the Cattail is tinder.