How to Make Mini Straw Fire Starters (easy)

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Introduction: How to Make Mini Straw Fire Starters (easy)

Awesome little WATERPROOF fire starter ready to Go!
Can be used for camping or survival kit (made a survival kit with straw fire starters in it check it out)

Step 1: What You Will Need

-Straw(s)
-pliers
-Pointy stick has to fit inside straw
-Cotton rounds
-lighter or match

Step 2: Step 1

Cut the straw with scissors about an inch apart

Step 3: Step 2

Take and one inch straw you cut and hold it with the Pliers about 0.5 mm from the end.

Step 4: Step 3

Now light the lighter or matches and fuse the straw shut

Step 5: Step 4

Now stuff the straw with as much cotton as you can fit but leave some room in the straw to seal it later

Step 6: Step 5

Final Step: Hold the straw again about 0.5 mm from end and seal it up

Step 7: Cut and Light

When you want to use it just cut it and light it Spread the cotton it light it easier
Your Done!!
 Have fun and be safe!!

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i think it's better to use bigger straws, and some hay in it,
and, maybe you can make a smale rope in it, so you light it and then it burns , a better idea when you don't have a knife with you

Great idea!

awesome and SUPER simple, you can waste 2 dollars and make more than 50! True survival!

put inside of it alcohol then you dont need open it to light it and it burns better

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in pic you can see mini oreos :D

Put petroleum jelly on the cotton balls, it makes it better, WAYYYY better :)

cool I could use this

Couldn't slathering them in petroleum jelly or hand sanitizer or something else flammable possibly make it light better?

you can wet the cotton with some 90' alcohol

you have to be careful if you do so it does not burst into flames in your hand