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#1519679 - 09/24/09 07:23 PM Re: Fire starter [Re: Panther78]
4 Point

Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 473
Loc: Cottontown

another way i have done is

take some newspaper and roll it up fairly tight make them about 4 inches long

use some yarn to tie it up leave about 6-10 inches

take some candle wax or even better is parafin wax

insert it in a glass jar and stick that in a pan of boiling water to melt

once melted take the newspaper rolls and drop them in let them soak for a min or two dip them out

lay on wax paper to dry

once dried u have a instant fire starter light the wick(string that you left extended out) and let the paper burn starts in wind or even rain

#1556344 - 10/15/09 04:56 AM Re: Fire starter [Re: cmoses]

Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 50
Loc: johnson city,TN

I take old skoal cans and use that to hold them. Fits nice in my backpack. You can also use them as mini lanterns if you ever need some light. All you do is take some aluminum foil and wrap around the cotton ball, pull some of the cotton up top as a wick. They will usually burn for around 10-20 min if it's not to windy. I read it on an outdoor site a while back and tried it. The way CMoses was talking about is the way we used to make fire starters at Boy Scout camp when I was younger. Those things will burn forever lol.
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#1615551 - 11/13/09 11:38 AM Re: Fire starter [Re: xjjeeperx]

Registered: 10/25/09
Posts: 13
Loc: Friendsville, TN

You may think it sounds crazy but steel wool works well for a fire starter too. It burns kind of fast but it's hot and will start a fire quickly. I've used the cotton ball and Vaseline in film canisters and that works well too. Both start well with flint and steel. I've used them both in the boy scouts and in military survival schools. Has anyone tried the steel wool before?
#1615566 - 11/13/09 11:59 AM Re: Fire starter [Re: jessebelk]
14 Point

Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 8256
Loc: Near Bull Run

i've used steel wool and a battery to start a fire.
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#1620480 - 11/16/09 02:28 PM Re: Fire starter [Re: elauwit]
10 Point

Registered: 07/18/06
Posts: 4767
Loc: San Antonio, TX

Yep! Steel wool and a 9-volt battery is a classic fire starter!

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