Step 5: Small candle

This birthday candles main purpose in this kit is for fire. But it can also be used to create water proof matches. Besides it takes up so little space.
<p>If you can't get magnesium shavings you can use wax shavings. Every time I shave down a candle for candlesticks here at home, I save them for outdoor fires. I don't use them in a fireplace due to creosote build up, but once the wax melts over the wood chips or kindling, it burns really well!</p>
<p>Where can we get Magnesium Shavings? Wal-Mart? I have no idea where to look for Magnesium Shavings!</p>
<p>Good idea BudgetBugout your channel rocks. Maybe try to add a Folgers can &quot;poor mans oven&quot; to put in a backpack.</p>
I see you've updated your kit! I see you have a razor blade but you might wanna include a good knife as well. <br> <br>Check out my instructable for a good knife option! :)
Michael, Thanks for this instructible; it's pretty wonderful. I've just got a few questions; I hope you'll forgive me if I'm being a bit dense. I get that the sinker and the fishing line are for catching fish and I imagine that's one of the possible uses for the safety pins. What's the function of the tin foil (just got it: cooking the fish?)? Did you put the duct tape around a straw? If not, how is it done? Lastly, what's the function of the coffee filter? I'm going to go now to look at your &quot;straw as storage medium&quot; instruction.
Hi, for the tin foil you can also use it for signaling, or even starting a fire which is a bit hard. For the duct tape straw thing i took paper and wrap around the straw, then get duct tape and start wrapping. when done cut for access paper. i did this so you can take the duct tape out. coffee filter can filter water.
How do you make a fire with aluminum foil?
OK, I just looked at the Instructables you've posted and saw the one about straws as fire starters. Did you say you have one about tea straws? From this survival kit it looks like you have many uses for straws; can you tell me different ways that you use them?
store mates in them like u did and they have mulit uses
u just won a new follower :D <br />hoping u will make more stuff
Great ible! You must have had a lot of straws lying around your house... <br>-BLUEBLOBS2
Love the idea! I will def be doing that. Most of the things I can get at a dollar store. Great idea being so compact, and discreet. Pretty smart what you put in there also.<br>Was just thinking what else I could add..<br>not really 'survivor' need but maybe a small toothpaste could fit..<br>And you do have matches, but maybe a tiny key chain flashlight also..<br>I can't really think of anything else, it's got all the basics really.<br>I will for sure make one, I appreciate you sharing and the pictures/instructions all very well done.
Thanks so much
Good work! 5 stars!
Oh just realized you do have a flashlight, sorry lol.
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