The Melted Tribble Firestarter Experiment

March 1, 2009

A few weeks ago I made some tinder firestarters by placing dryer lint into cardboard egg cartons and melting candle wax into them. Like a lot of preparedness tips, I was wary that it wouldn’t work, so I decided to test it in the field. The above are the results. With one flick of the lighter, the firestarter burned with a big hot flame in the 20-degree cold and easily caught the small twigs used as kindling. I was very pleased with the result, and will always carry a few of these guys in my pack, wrapped carefully to keep them dry. They’ll also go into the Preparedness Bunker.

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One Response to “The Melted Tribble Firestarter Experiment”

  1. Cheri said

    I like to use charcoal instead of dryer lint. They burn much longer because the coal glows even if the rest goes out.

    Great pics of the Glade as well.

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