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.


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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