Introduction: Fire Starter

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Im going to be showing you how to make a fire starter with cotton swabs and petroleum jelly.(Chapstick will also work) These fire starters are waterproof and you can also light them with a spark!

Step 1: Materials

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The materials your gonna need are:

A lighter (something to ignite it with)
Cotton swabs
Petroleum Jelly (or Chapstick)
Paper towels (optional, to wipe your hands off)

Step 2:

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You need only one cotton swab to do this, but im gonna be using 3 to make the flame bigger. First, take off the cotton part from the cotton swabs.

Step 3:

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Separate the cotton so there are no clumps.

Step 4:

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Take the petroleum jelly and coat the cotton it it, forming a ball

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Now, just light it on fire! It will stay lit for a little more than a minute, plenty of time to get a nice fire going.


-JMS- (author)2014-02-03

You could use spray deodorant and wax too..

hdmotorc (author)2014-01-30

Yup and they WILL light on a spark too!
Oh and water proof!

Veloxx (author)hdmotorc2014-01-31

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that, thanks!

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Bio: Hello! Welcome to my Instructables. My name is Audrey and I love Minecraft, Clash of Clans, Rubik's Cubes, Crafts, and other random stuff!
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