Ideas For Fire Starters
Here are two more ideas:
- Use cardboard egg cartons with stubs of birthday candles in the pockets. Tear off a few pockets, put a few candle stubs in the pockets, and build your fire OVER the egg carton pieces. Light the edge of the carton and away you go.
- Wax paper "kisses" with shaved paraffin or candle stubs. Great way to learn how to use a knife (for kids or adults). Tear off a piece of waxed paper about 6 inches square (you get more than one out of a 6-inch piece from the roll.). Shave or scrape paraffin wax blocks, leftovers from home canning, or old candle stubs into the middle of the wax paper square. When you have about a marshmallow size pile, bring the corners together and twist to look like a Hershey's kiss. Put one or two down and build your fire over the top.
Source: 43 years of Girl Scout camping.
By Eileen from Elk Grove, CA
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