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Waterproof, reusable great fire starters

I made this fire starters 
for my survival kit and as they burn very slowly they can be reused or used alone if enough.
to do this you need:
sawdust charcoal,
a candle,
and an egg box.
to make the sawdust charcoal you just get a disposable metal container with lid (non attachable), put the sawdust inside and put it inside a fire, shaking every minute. When the sawdust is black you can remove it. Now you have sawdust charcoal. If you touch it with a lighted macth it will start on fire almost instantly.
To turn it into fire starters put it in the egg box, until about middle, melt the candle and put the wax in the charcoal, until covered, wait a little and then remove tha excess.When the wax is fully dry, tear the egg box' egg holders by the wax and you're done.
What did u put it in
tgferreira184 (author)  Electronickid431411 months ago
what do you mean?
What do u mean by shacking every minute
tgferreira184 (author)  Electronickid431411 months ago
sorry, shaking
neiled_it1 year ago
I like this idea. I make some fireprooof ones too but I seal them a bit differently using plastic bags and an iron. I made a video showing how.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGJHNf_gXk4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Lorddrake2 years ago
i'm a bit fuzzy on how you can reuse them .. please explain.
tgferreira184 (author)  Lorddrake2 years ago
they burn very slowly, so, after the fire is lighted you can remove them, stop the fire starter's fire and keep them for next time
ahh .. ok .. that makes sense.

What you might want to do instead of risking getting burned by reaching into the fire to remove the unburnt starter, is cut the starter into smaller pieces, like in half or even quarters.

just a thought.
tgferreira184 (author)  Lorddrake2 years ago
its also a good idea