Here's an idea that I've found helpful whenever I go camping. Self lighting fire starters aren't new and have been around for a while, except I put a slight twist on it instead of using strike anywhere matches I'm using storm matches. Storm matches, if you're unfamiliar with them the're basically matches that will burn in any condition, they are matches on steroids if that gives you an idea. Well here it is, I hope you enjoy.

Step 1:

You will need the following:
  • Storm matches¬†
  • Hot, melted candle wax
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels

Step 2:

Start by cutting the paper towel into strips.

Step 3:

If the strips are too big then trim them to be slightly shorter than the match.

Step 4:

After your piece is cut, wrap it around your match and dip it in the melted candle wax.

Step 5:

After you pull it out, let it dry for a few seconds, once it's dry then it's ready to use. All you do to light it is strike it like a regular match then place it under some dry sticks and start your fire. It will burn for about a minute and will burn in the rain, wind, and cold to get your fire burning.

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<p>Thanks for sharing. Must use this idea one day.</p>
I had to combine 2 Instructables!!!!<br>Here it is
<p>whats the blackish parcel on the bottom? charcloth?</p>
<p>looks awesome!</p>
Thank yiu
Thank you so much
<p>Of course!</p>
In my endeavor I have used lint, I collect from our Laundry mat.<br>10 lbs block parraffin ( A BIG PAIN TO CHOP WITH A CAST ON)<br>And oooooopdlesbof matches
no egg cartons due to possible Salmonella contamination<br><br>WHO KNEW
My friend is paying through his nose for fire starters approved by Health Department
Love this idea. Thanks for sharing!! Best fiestarter to keep in the bug out bag.
I'm glad you like it.
<p>One item I keep in my survival knife handle in addition to the strike anywhere matches is a few of the &quot;trick&quot; birthday candles {bought from the $1.00 store @ ~circa 10/$1.00} that require the user to manually extinguish them once lit. The candles last much longer than a match and can be reused several times once the fire is started! </p>
<p>I keep those in my kit as well, in fact here's the link for that:https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Survival-Tin/</p><p>I also have these because all you need is a sticker to light them. Thank you for your comment :-).</p>
<p>Really Awsome!</p>
<p>thank you.</p>
<p>NICE! so useful! i used a bit off a sparkler instead of matches. also, my one shoots out a flame about 15 cm's long! Thanks :)</p>
<p>that sounds awesome, do you think I could see it, because that sounds like an extremely fun project. Thank You for your comment. ; )</p>
<p>sure! I'll get some pics soon</p>
<p>My mother is a Scentsy consultant </p>
<p>what's a Scentsy consultant?</p>
<p>that wax melter thing is what a scentsy consultant sells there motto I guess is wildly wickless because it uses a light bulb to melt it insyead of a flame.</p>
<p>Its a Candle group, like tupperware. They sell bunches of candles and wax to build your own. Scents and such. </p>
<p>Awesome idea! I've done this for paper lantern once! If some of you guys have discarded candles, you could melt those down and use for that purpose. </p><p>Only warning is that once it catches, it burns! So take care! I tried for paper lantern and it caught everything on fire. Plus the wax is very hot. </p>
<p>Voted! </p>
<p>thank you very much.</p>
<p>Very nice 'ible. Short, and to the point. Good pictures and descriptions. I like the idea of increasing the usefulness of the storm matches with the paper towel. The dryer lint idea, by cyber5 looks like a good idea as well. I don't know if adding Vaseline would be overkill or not. Having a fire-starter that self-lights is awesome. Good job, and thanks for the 'ible.</p>
<p>thanks for the comment.</p>
<p>Cool idea. I may try to improve on this by adding layers of dryer lint in-between the wraps of paper towels.</p>
<p>that sounds like a good idea, I want to see it when your done.</p>
<p>A neat upgrade to the storm matches. I always found these fairly useless as the flame was quite erratic, this would make them far more useful for fire lighting.</p>
<p>thank you.</p>
<p>sweet! Thanks!</p>

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