Burn notice: The update


Lint Fire Starters

Before our last camping trip of the year I experimented with making some of the various fire starter ideas I had seen on Pinterest. I shared one of the ideas with you earlier and promised to update you. So here we go:

The Egg Carton Lint Starters:

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These burned, but not as well or as long as we had expected. It’s possible I didn’t use enough wax to saturate the lint. Thus, this will need some more experimenting before I determine whether it’s worth the effort.

The Lint-Stuffed Toilet Paper Tube:

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These are ridiculously easy to make: Take a toilet paper tube and stuff as much lint into it as will fit, then fold the ends in.

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Add it to your wood in the fire ring. Jarrett included some crumpled up newspaper and twigs.

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Use a lighter or match to ignite the toilet paper tube. And presto … this fire took off.

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Jarrett was really impressed with how quickly this fire starter worked. Can’t beat how cheap and easy they are to prep! So we’ll definitely be making more of the lint-stuffed toilet paper rolls in the future.

If you have any other great fire starter ideas, be sure to share them over on the Facebook page.

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