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Have you ever had to spend hours on your hands and knees during a cold, damp, windy night trying to start your suborn fire??? if so then i know how you felt about it..... TERRIBLE!!! well say good bye to those horrible times because here it a super easy and effective fire starter that will have your fire blazing in no time! These little bad boys also have a burn time of around 15-20 minutes!!!!!!

HOPE YOU ENJOY AND DONT FORGET TO VOTE, FAVORITE, COMMENT AND WATCH THE VIDEO!!!

Step 1: WHAT YOU WILL NEED

You will need:

- Some candles or candle wax

- A lighter

- Some cotton wool/balls

- Tin foil/aluminum foil

- Mentholated spirits

- Plastic sheet/ice cream container lid

- Scissors

Step 2: Waxing the Cotton Balls

Light the candles and wait until there is a reasonable amount of melted wax in each one then blow them out and dip the bottom of the cotton balls into the candle until they have absorbed the wax into them. Now put them on a plastic sheet and wait about 10 minutes for them to dry.

Step 3: Tin Foil Time

Once they are dry cut a 5x5 cm piece of tin foil and wrap it around where the wax is on the cotton ball. Make sure that the tin foil doesn't come up much higher then half way up the cotton ball.

Step 4: Adding the Alchohol

Finally get your alcohol and pour 10-20 drops of it onto the cotton ball then leave it for a few minutes before adding another 5 or 6 drops. Now you are done!!!!!

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO FAVORITE AND VOTE!!!!!!!!

Hope You Enjoyed It!!!!

<p>Started a bonfire</p>
<p>Hey, I like this but instead of using cotton balls you could use lint from dryer.. that way you are recycling that lint... great idea!</p>
<p>if you want to see an example of this</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-LINT-FIRE-STARTERS/">https://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-LINT-FIRE-STARTERS/</a></p>
<p>cool!!! i will have to try that out!! dont forget to vote if you think i deserve it!!</p>
<p>yo it was awsome</p>
<p>thanks dont forget to vote!!!!!!!</p>
sorry!! my mistake. Yes you are right the metholated spirits stopped working after a few hours even in a sealed container. The petroleum lasts much longer before ignition and burns for at least 10 extra mins!!!!
You have a petroleum product pictured but say to add alcohol. Alcohol if used should be added immediately before lighting due to rapid vaporization.

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