If you are faced in a position where tinder can be tricky to find especially if you are time poor, this is where the feather stick is useful.
Feathersticks, when made properly provide a very certain way of creating a fire in difficult situations. For example there are not small sticks lying around for fire starting or if the wood wet. You can also make extras for a later time should you need them again. The great thing is that they are simple to make.