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Picture of How to Make a Cotton Ball Fire Starter
This is a very useful fire starter that you can use on camping trips, in your fire at home, or anywhere you choose!  They will burn from 2-3 minutes depending how much Vaseline you put on and the size of your cotton ball.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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You will need:
1 cotton ball (per fire starter)
Some Vaseline
A small zip lock bag (to hold finished ones)
A paper towel (to clean up)
 
aristide2023 years ago
I guess vaseline could leak through the plastic bag in a few time. I suggest a thicker mix of wax and vaseline
Pomade is much thicker than Vaseline/petroleum jelly, but usually costs a bit more. Pomade usually burns a bit longer too.
rog88113 years ago
We use this with fire steels, first strike even in the rain.... With woodland survival I always tell the kids it is my lifetime collection of belly button fluff :)
poofrabbit3 years ago
These are awesome! We teach our kids in outdoor living skills at camp to use these. Well done!