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.


One Response to “Disaster Preparedness–Campfire Starters”

  1. Jan Burr said

    Saw dust and wax (old candles) work well too

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