I continue to be amazed at the things people will tote around for tinder. Don't get me wrong, it is interesting to know that steel wool, dryer lint, or hand cleaner can be used to start a fire. If I had nothing better I would use any one of them but to pack them deliberately? All of those will melt, leak, or be ruined if wet. I carry some of those white fuel tablets, the ones you see sold in camping stores for those ridiculously heavy folding stoves. They are waterproof; I have soaked one in water, shaken it off and lit it. They burn for several minutes. If you can't get a fire started in that time then check to see if your wood is petrified The fuel tablets don't leak or degrade. Even is you somehow broke it the pieces would still light. Before you rant about your home brew concoction try starting a fire using a fuel tablet. Then use an equal size/weight of wax, steel wool, or lint.