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.
return to last page