My name is Jp and I made some waterproof fire starters today for an upcoming camping trip that I am going on. These fire starters are good to use in both dry and wet camping conditions. If you get wet, or you have to use wood that is damp for your fire, you can still use these fire starters. They work by burning for long durations and drying out the wet wood. I learned how to make these while back in boy scouts (yes I made my eagle…thanks for asking).
Total cost for this project is about $3.50. The Dollarstore is your friend.
Items Needed From the Dollarstore
- Tealight Candles
- String (preferably string that is not plastic based. Yarn is best if you can find it)
- Disposable baking tin
- Newspaper (I like to collect the junk newspapers I receive for about 2 weeks before I start this project, that way this part is free)
- Razorblade/knife to cut paper
Step 1: How To Make Waterproof Fire Starters For Camping - Step 1
The first step to making your waterproof firestarters is to prep your materials.
Roll up 5-6 sheets of newspaper and tie a piece of twine evenly spaced out about every 2 -2.5 inches. I find that I generally get about 11 Fire starters out of one roll. Once you have all of your twine tied, use a razor/knife to cut the newspaper into little sections so that each section is tied off with twine.