Make a few no-fail fire starters out of household debris ahead of time, and have a safe and happy camp fire on your rain-soaked outing.
And remember: only set fire to objects that actually belong to you. Camp responsibly, or Smokey the Pants-Wearing Bear will come for you...
First: gather materials for your fire starters.
1 cardboard egg carton
A large handful of lint from the dryer
Some used-up old candles or piles of candle wax.
You will need to melt the wax, and you will need a double boiler setup for this.
Any wax used in a saucepan or cooking pot will make the pot unusable for food. So, a good way to handle this is to find an old saucepan at the thrift store and use it, or you can also melt the wax in a clean glass pickle jar set into a pot of hot water.
Step 1: Melt the wax
Use a glass jar or thrift-store pot - whatever is most convenient for you. Wax can scorch and burn if its melted directly on the heat source, which is why it must be melted on a pot of boiling water. This is why it makes a great fire starter.
Step 2: Deploy the pine cone array
Put a pinecone in each of the cups in the egg carton.
Tear off chunks of the dryer lint and stuff some around each pinecone.