waterproof/windproof and provide 1-2 minutes of burn time, which will give you plenty of time to get a fire going. They are specially treated to ensure the cotton remains waterproof. In addition, the tabs can be used directionally, unlike tinder powders, gels, or even tinder cubes. As a result, you can light the NDūR® Tinder-Quik Fire Starting Tab and then light several prepared areas more easily. NDūR® Tinder-Quik Fire Starting Tabs are a perfect complement to the NDūR® Fire Steel & Striker as an aid to get your fire going in less than perfect conditions. Made in the USA.