Egg Carton Fire Starters

We are avid campers. Instead of buying those expensive fire starters, we make our own. Take a cardboard egg carton, fill each cup with dryer lint, melt old candle leftovers and pour into the cups over the lint. Cut them apart and voila, fire starters. These can be put under you kindling. They burn longer and give the fire time to get off to a good start.


By Jodi Vanderford from Glen Burnie, MD

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October 29, 20110 found this helpful

I just use the dryer lint but I can see how the wax would really help get it to stay going! Thanks

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

Here is an idea to help you with stove fires as well. We had a small spray bottle and put some kerosene in it. We ONLY use it when starting the woodstove. A couple sprays on the kindling and logs, put some crumpled paper on top and light the paper. This has also helped when starting fires with hard wood to get things burning. We also make sure we store it well away from the stove to prevent accidents.

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