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Postby aunt betty » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:18 am

Cut up a cardboard box, dip the pieces in melted wax, and you have wet-proof fire starters.Image
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Re: Fire starters

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:23 am

Use a cardboard egg carton. Fill the slots with saw dust or dryer lint then pour melted wax over the filler that you choose.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby assateague » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:50 am

I just use a Bic and a stern look.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby aunt betty » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:10 pm

I camp a lot and learned this little trick. Instead of trying to start a big fire from logs I start a little fire with charcoal. Ten or fifteen chunks, a little squirt of fluid and you got a fire to start with pretty quick.
Saves fluid, that stuff stretches a long way if used right but disappears in one fire when abused. I get Pissy if I have to drive and pay to get more.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby assateague » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:17 pm

You should build yourself one of those charcoal starters with a piece of tin, something you can store flat and then roll into a tube to use it. They work like a charm, and no lighter fluid needed, only a sheet of newspaper. Still don't understand how, but they do work.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby aunt betty » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:54 am

I have one. Its called a chimney starter and is meant for charcoal. I use it at home but not when traveling. Found that I tend to over pack and over the years have reduced to just what I need.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby aunt betty » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:56 am

The fire starters in this thread are meant to be stowed in a blind bag for emergency use.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby Eric Haynes » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:18 am

The only time I've ever had to start a fire while in the elements was when I was scaling Mt. Everest. Will these work on Everest?
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Re: Fire starters

Postby success » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:20 pm

Use alcohol pads. Already packaged. Pull it apart a little to expose some cotton and light.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby bill herian » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:40 pm

Feelin' Fowl wrote:Use a cardboard egg carton. Fill the slots with saw dust or dryer lint then pour melted wax over the filler that you choose.


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Re: Fire starters

Postby RonE » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:50 pm

I have used small short cans, like those little cat food cans or tuna fish cans. Cut a long strip of corrugated cardboard across the corrugations that is the same or slightly shorter than the inside height of the can. Roll this strip of corrugated cardboard into a disc that will fit inside the can with only a little space remaining and pour hot wax on top to fill up all the corrugations and spaces leaving about 3/16 to 1/4 inch of cardboard above the wax. Let it dry and store until you need it. Lighting the cardboard will produce a rather large flame to start fires, keep you warm or cook a pot of beans.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby huntall6 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:59 am

That sounds awesome, Ron. I gotta try that.
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Re: Fire starters

Postby Lamboicon » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:31 am

Cotton ball with fingernail Polish removed on it. Put it in a ziplock push the air out it. Hit it with one spark and your game
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Re: Fire starters

Postby aunt betty » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:28 am

I know an old timer in Arkansas who crappie fishes all winter long at Lake Hogue. His trick:
He fills a two pound coffee can with sand, then adds about a quart of gasoline, lights it, and it burns for hours.
Has anyone else ever done this?
I will try it sometime...
Sounds dangerous.
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