Homemade fire starters...

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Witch Doctor 01, May 22, 2016.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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  2. Meat

    Meat Monkey++

    I use dryer lint since I do the majority of the laundry. I keep it in a Ziploc bag. It's light as a feather and works great. :D
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  3. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    This is a good way to ration out portions of fine steel wool for ez fire starters, too. Eliminates having to shred off a tuft in the dark, and always provides the right amount for a fire. Steel wool has the advantage of providing a very hot starting flame from even the smallest spark.
    It's also essentially weightless.
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  4. Tempstar

    Tempstar Invented Politically Incorrect Site Supporter+

    I just can't get past cotton balls with vaseline. It just works and is so easy to make a hundred of them.
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  5. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++

    My wife used to make them from melted candles purchased after Christmas, mixed with dryer lint with a popsicle stick stuck in the center.
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  6. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    go out to the woods that have pines in them and find an old pine log that has rotted down to the hard centre that is what you want just shave a few pieces and light them--hot fire from all that dried sap
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