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Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY Fire Starters

     I love these DIY Fire Starters.  We all have a few of these in each of our bug-out-bags.  They are super easy to make and work better than char cloth, vaseline soaked cotton balls and other fire starters.  They are slow burning so they give your kindling a good chance to really get going.
    To make them, you need a candle, tweezers, and some cotton rounds.

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Standard cotton rounds you would find in the beauty department of stores.

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Candle and a cotton round.

Instead of wasting a candle and just melting down the wax, I wait until I am in the mood for candles and make my fire starters then.   After your candle has been burning awhile (and melted wax has pooled into the bottom of the candle), just pour the melted wax in a shallow dish and use your tweezers to immerse the cotton round into the wax.  Remove and let it dry.
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Two firestarters ready to use. 

    To use, just tear the waxed cotton round to expose some of the inner fibers and light.  They will burn for several minutes.




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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the instructions to make these fire starters.

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