How to make your very own waterproof dryer lint fire-starter, for free.
Using only household items you can make a 1 oz waterproof fire-starter that burns for 15 minutes. It's perfect for camping, backpacking, or even your backyard fire pit. No need to buy fancy fire starter logs, here you'll need to gather a few household items that would have otherwise been thrown in trash.
Drop your wax pieces into a disposable glass jar (or empty aluminum can) and place it into a boiling pot of water. Keep the water level low enough so the jar or can doesn't tip over. Once the water boils, you should have fully melted wax in a few minutes.
Step 7: Step 7 - Lower Fire-Starters into Jar or Can
Turning off your burner, you can now lower the fire-starters into the jar or can of melted wax using the length of dental floss. Make sure the fire-starters are fully submerged until bubbles stop rising to the surface. Note - It may help to use an additional utensil to push them below the wax line.
Drizzle any remaining wax onto the fire-starters. This will help ensure waterproofing. Let the fire-starters fully dry. I placed them on a paper towel to prevent a messy cleanup. After about an hour or two, they should be rock solid.
Now that they have dried, your fire-starters are ready to go. Just light a corner and bask in the glory. My initial test had a burn time of 15 minutes.
I'm a long time lover of this site and it's my first post.. The goal here was to take items around the house that would have otherwise wound up in a landfill and turn them into something useful. Hope you enjoy.