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Homemade Fire Starters

Fire starters for camping are easy to make with things you have around the house. All you need is a paper egg carton, dryer lint and wax. I use old candle wax. Fill each section of the egg crate with dryer lint, then pour melted wax over each section.


After the wax hardens, pack for your next camping trip. When ready to start the fire, break off a piece of the egg carton and light it up. It lights easy and burns long enough to get the rest of the fire started.

By Leslie


Homemade Fire Starters

Another fire starter old newspapers.My uncle has a newspaper roller which he rolls the papers and uses them as starter material. Of course with our local newspaper that's about all its good for! (08/13/2008)


Homemade Fire Starters

What would be a good way to make some for the indoors? Ideas? (08/13/2008)


Homemade Fire Starters

For safety's sake, please melt wax in a type of double boiler even if using a tin can. Do not melt directly over a flame. I learned this the hard and scary way. (08/18/2008)


By Angelina

Homemade Fire Starters

I make firestarters for our fireplace by melting wax (very carefully!) and dipping pinecones in it. You can keep a basket of them near (not TOO near) the hearth and just toss a coupel in when needed. No need to cover the whole pinecone, just dip the top half. I've also used candles and grated them up, wrap some in newspapers, and put this on the bottom of the fire. I've kept a tin container (with lid) of grated wax close to the firepalce. (08/18/2008)

By Glenn'sMom

Homemade Fire Starters

Back home we used to use birch bark rolled up in a can tight (short can)- and then poured melted wax over and let harden. This was also good and a good gift to your favorite camper - hunter - fisherman! (08/20/2008)

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