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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 ...
-Straw(s) -pliers -Pointy stick has to fit inside straw -Cotton rounds -lighter or match
Cut the straw with scissors about an inch apart
Take and one inch straw you cut and hold it with the Pliers about 0.5 mm from the end.
Now light the lighter or matches and fuse the straw shut
Now stuff the straw with as much cotton as you can fit but leave some room in the straw to seal it later
Final Step: Hold the straw again about 0.5 mm from end and seal it up
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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Used your instructable to make these with my scouts and varsities the other night. Lit them with flint/steel striker after removing from the straw and fluffing them back up a little. Lit right up and burned for 3-5 minutes total. Good strong flame for 2-3 minutes. If you have a lighter, you can actually just light the straw itself and it will burn just fine. Love the water-proof nature of these.
We made them to include in our survival hiking staves we are making as a troop. Perfect size for it! Thanks!
cool I could use this
Yeah, I was going to post this.
Add some vaseline (petrol jelly) to make the cotton extra flammable.
Incidentally, this 'ible is a good way to make lots of 'single serving' portable waterproof items, like salt & pepper, small pills, even liquids, like alcohol, oil, etc.
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