Pronounced "Smightin". A contraction of Smouldering Ignition Tinder. In fire-making, any material that is suitable as a primary tinder for low-temperature ignition. As opposed to Fligtin, or Flaming Ignition Tinder.
Used to distinguish between the types of tinder used in two fundamentally different ways of starting a fire.
First proposed by ROBwithaB in the YouTube series
101 Ways to Make Fire.
The ability to find good smigtin in the wild can mean the difference between life and death in a survival situation.
For solar concentration fires, it can be difficult to achieve temperatures high enough to ignite cellulose-based tinder directly to flash point. Thus, you would first need to use fligtin and put that into your tinder bundle.