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Fire Starter Pods from Lint and TP Rolls

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This is an Instructable to make totally recycled Fire starting Pods for Camping , BBQ, or Fireplace.

Elmer's Glue is the only thing that needs to be purchased at $1 a bottle at the dollar store.

I was trying to come up with ways to use the lint from my dryer, so I did a search. I certainly don't plan on making any Doll's so Lint for Stuffing was out. I did notice use for starting fires lint was recommended, although all used said to make pellets with wax. I figured I would have wax in my BBQ or wherever.

So I figure we all end up with empty TP roles, that we throw away unless I get a WORM COMPOST.

So why not utilize getting rid of both.

I am making this to to get rid of Laundry Lint and TP Roles while making something that has purpose.
 
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Step 1: TP ROLLS

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First take the toilet paper role and cut 4 slits in each side spaced out.

Repeat the process on the other side

Step 2: Make Holes

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Use of a hole punch would probably be best but I used a Wood Spade Bit . You just want air holes though out it to circulate air.

I did staggered, but as long as air is through it , It's all good.

Step 3: Glue tabs down on one side

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Push each tab down and use the Elmers to adhere it to the other much like doing coin roles. If you remember that!

If you are doing multiples you could make a jig just to put them all in a hole and put weight on them.

Step 4: Add the Filling

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Laundry lint is one thing that is a total waste.

Lot only is it left overs from your cloths it's freaking CLEAN!

So I suggest using it for Fire. If you want to make Doll's thats fine too. If you can save up for years, Insulation for the house ( Fire Hazard though ) . I choose Fire!

Step 5: Fill Tube

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Fill Tube with Lint.

Step 6: Seal the Tube

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REPEAT STEP 3
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