Home Made Fire Starters

Feel The Burn

Here's four quick and easy ways of making homemade firestarters.

1 Place dryer lint or wood shavings in a cardboard egg container, then fill the individual cups with melted paraffin. Cut apart the cups after the wax cools.

2 Tear cardboard into small pieces, then stack three or four pieces atop each other on a piece of aluminum foil. Pull up the sides of the foil into a cup. Pour melted paraffin over the cardboard. When it cools, wrap the foil around the firestarter in a neat package.

3 Slather cotton balls with petroleum jelly and store them in a film canister.

4 Ask your grocer for wax-coated boxes. Cut them into strips and pack them in a zipper-lock bag.


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