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This is an awesome fire starter!

 
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Step 1: Materials

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Egg Carton

Dryer lint

Candle or bees wax

A pot

Stove

Step 2: Preparing

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Cut the egg carton into fours, twos, or ones.

Turn on your stove and put the wax into the pot.

Melt the wax until it’s completely liquefied.

Step 3: The Lint

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Stuff the cartons full with the dryer lint.

The cartons must be FULL the with the lint.

Step 4: Wax

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Then you dip the egg cartons filled with the lint into the heated and liquefied wax.

Make sure you completely cover the hole carton in wax.

Don't burn yourself!

Step 5: The Drying

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Than you take them out of the wax.

After you leave them out to dry.

You will know there dry when they become hard.

Step 6: Fire

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Next you can break one off if you made them into four or two and then light it.

Once you add your wood you will soon have a warming fire.

baecker037 months ago

the reason I ask, is because without a lighter, wax is hard to melt and ignite. it's a good design, just hard to implement if you are starting fire with a bow or the like

baecker038 months ago
is this for convenience or survival?
grade7grade8 (author)  baecker037 months ago

It's for both! it's good for just starting a fire in your wood stove or for cooking hotdogs. Also if you ever got lost in the woods or anything else you can use it.

doctormerlin8 months ago

Nicely done!

However, I would recommend that the wax be melted in a "double boiler" (a pot siting in a pot of boiling water). Otherwise, there is a real risk that the was will catch on fire.

Moose Dr8 months ago

baecker03, I would consider it to be for convenience until you need it for survival. I am planning to go ice fishing this weekend. Getting a fire going on the ice and snow can be a pain. Something like this seems perfect.