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DIY Firestarter

DIY Firestarter

It’s no secret, I like fire and I’m always interested in hearing about, trying and using new types of fire starter & tinder, new to me anyway.  Not long ago my friend KP gave me a baggie filled with cotton pads coated with wax that resembled wafers. KP makes and uses them for fire starter or tinder. I had to try them out and was very impressed with the simplicity and effectiveness of these wafers. The wafers can be used in whole, broken in half or quarters depending on the quality of kindling and how dry it is, the larger the piece the longer the burn time and better for damp kindling.

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2 Responses to DIY Firestarter

  1. Barb Mühl December 24, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    I use the chaff off the Long Leaf Pine needles that I use for pine weaving. The chaff dries nicely, is very flammable, and very light. I combine the chaff with a little wax and roll into pellets to take with me camping.

  2. Dave February 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Thanks Barb, great tip!

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