I'm strapped for time this week to write another overly wordy dissertation about backpacking, so I'll let this well traveled video do the talking.
For another tip that you won't find anywhere else, how about this. Have you ever had trouble making a tinder bundle? Well, here's a solution that will ensure you don't need to hunt high and low for dry items to burn. The answer - carry a mouse in your pocket. Based on the nest I just found in my outdoor grill, I can say with certainty that those little bastards can gather tinder as if it were an Olympic event. I'd let you borrow my mouse, but he's indisposed at the moment.