Picture of Fire Straws
These are fire straws made for emergency/survival situations. They are waterproof and are small. They are plastic straws that are filled with petroleum jelly impregnated cotton. They are hand made. I substitute some of my living making and selling these to boys scout troops and other survival minded people.
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Step 1: Preparing Tender

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Slice straw and fluff out tender inside

Step 2: Ignite Tender

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Using a fire steel throw sparks into the tender

Step 3: Burn Time

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The burn time is 8-10 minutes. This is more than enough time to ignite a good fire
Cheryl621 year ago
Very cool! How do you make them?