Items required for maximum efficiency...
- 1 paper towel
- 1/4 c salt or sugar
- 3 inch piece of butchers twine
- 1/2 c oil
- zipper or slide lock style bag
- Sugar or salt is placed in the center of the paper towel.
- Harnessing any or all of your origami skills you will need to form the paper towel around the salt or sugar creating a "pouch" type thing which you should then be able to secure shut with a gentle twist and fasten with the butchers twine. I recommend a knot, however, bows are acceptable - although never cool and certainly not gangster.
- Place your creation or The Unit in the plastic bag or other type container if preferable and saturate with 1/2 c oil.
- You have completed construction of your fire starter. smile.
The fire starter is then ready for use...
I have arranged the one in the pictures with 8 charcoal briquets, taking pictures at 5 minute intervals after introducing fire to it.
This fire starter is perfect for starting barbecue fires as you can normally assemble one with things you would need anyways at a barbecue... paper towel - barbecue is always messy there should be plenty around. sugar or salt - common seasonings at a barbecue. oil - used for seasoning and marinades, should be accessible. twine - if you have opened your charcoal bag correctly there should be plenty of twine for you to make a few "units".
How it works..
salt and sugar absorb oil... soo..... well... light it on fire.
REMEMBER!!! oxygen + heat + fuel= FIRE!
This may not vastly improve the flavor of your food or techniques you use to prepare it - I cant help if you suck at barbecuing... but this will make sure you at least have a fire to burn your food over.