Disaster Preparedness–Campfire Starters

February 5, 2009

Haven’t posted in a while. I’m doing the whole “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” thing. It might get a bit dull if every post was an “I told you so.”

So, back to basics. Here’s a preparedness post.

To make a tinder campfire starter, begin with a CARDBOARD egg carton. Fill the little holes with dryer lint. Melt a candle over them, until each has enough wax to harden on top.

Your result will look a little like melted baby Tribbles:

tribbleBreak ’em apart and store in a dry place. The wax and fluffy fibers should burn with enough heat to light small twigs in a campfire. I’ll give it a try on the backpacking trip later this month and post on how they worked out.

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One Response to “Disaster Preparedness–Campfire Starters”

  1. Jan Burr said

    Saw dust and wax (old candles) work well too

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