In this Instructable, you will learn how to create a fire starter like pictured above.

This should be practically free for all of your materials and should take less than a minute if you try.

If built right it should stay lit for seven minutes!!!!

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Step 1: Gather Materials


-Duct Tape (The Best Stuff on Earth)

-Dryer Lint (Can be collected from a dryer, not a lot needed maybe 1/4 cup)

 -Char Cloth (5 or 6 1" by 1" square pieces of char cloth) Don't know how to make char cloth? Watch this Youtube video or view this Instructable.
-Regular Cotton (Note that this can't ignite by just a spark)

The duct tape will make a large enough flame, the lint will keep the fire going, and the char cloth makes the flame last long.

Step 2: Duct Tape

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Rip or cut a 6" piece of duct tape.

Step 3: Lint and Duct Tape

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Roll up duct tape with a diameter of 1.5". Make sure the sticky side is on the outside.

Shove lint into roll of duct tape.

Step 4: Char Cloth

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Cover outside with Char cloth.

Step 5: Light It On Fire

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If you don't have a flame source, then spark the char cloth and blow on it until it ignites.

If you have a flame source, then light a little bit of the duct tape.

Step 6: You're Finished

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Now you can build another one and really use it in the wilderness.

By the way, this one stayed lit for seven minutes, well long enough to start a fire.