Step 3: Enclose in Plastic Bag

Now make as many as you want!  Put them in a plastic bag.  It is a good idea that when you use them you spread a little more vaseline on them because some of it will stick in the bag.
<p>I've used this system for several years with only two modifications. Once I've completed Steps 1 &amp; 2, I roll the cotton ball in a mixture of coarse wood chips and magnesium (available on-line). The wood chips add an instant fuel source while the magnesium makes your fire hot enough to use slightly wet wood to start your fire.</p>
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.
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 :)
These are awesome! We teach our kids in outdoor living skills at camp to use these. Well done!

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