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    • How to Make Waterproof Fire Starters
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  • ShantaeS commented on ShantaeS's instructable How to Make Waterproof Fire Starters1 month ago
    How to Make Waterproof Fire Starters

    You can do that as well, however I did some research and found another project where they did that and the burn time was around 8 minutes, instead of 15. Also, I felt that it's a little easier to dip the egg cartons into the wax rather than pouring the wax in (because of burn hazards).

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  • ShantaeS commented on ShantaeS's instructable How to Make Waterproof Fire Starters1 month ago
    How to Make Waterproof Fire Starters

    TipsIf you don't have enough dryer lint, you can always raid a public laundromat.If you don't have any wax available, go to a dollar store and get 2 6-packs of emergency candles for $1 each. The amount of wax for 12 fire starters ended up equaling about 7 candles, and all you have to do is snap them in half to get them ready to melt.When you are choosing an aluminum can or glass jar, choose something with a small diameter (making sure you can still get the fire starters inside, of course). The amount of wax it takes to completely submerge your fire starters will be less, and in the end you will use less wax.Try using string to tie your fire starters, because they make the fire starters easier to light once you are done. Avoid woven dental floss, simply because it gets everywhere and you...see more »TipsIf you don't have enough dryer lint, you can always raid a public laundromat.If you don't have any wax available, go to a dollar store and get 2 6-packs of emergency candles for $1 each. The amount of wax for 12 fire starters ended up equaling about 7 candles, and all you have to do is snap them in half to get them ready to melt.When you are choosing an aluminum can or glass jar, choose something with a small diameter (making sure you can still get the fire starters inside, of course). The amount of wax it takes to completely submerge your fire starters will be less, and in the end you will use less wax.Try using string to tie your fire starters, because they make the fire starters easier to light once you are done. Avoid woven dental floss, simply because it gets everywhere and your hands are sticky afterwards. Regular dental floss works fine.

    TipsIf you don't have enough dryer lint, you canalways raid a public laundromat. If you don't have any wax available, go to adollar store and get 2 6-packs of emergency candles for $1 each. The amount ofwax for 12 fire starters ended up equaling about 7 candles, and all you have todo is snap them in half to get them ready to melt.When you are choosing an aluminum can orglass jar, choose something with a small diameter (making sure you can still getthe fire starters inside, of course). The amount of wax it takes to completelysubmerge your fire starters will be less, and in the end you will use less wax.Try using string to tie your fire starters, because they makethe fire starters easier to light once you are done. Avoid woven dental floss,simply because it gets everywhere and your hands ...see more »TipsIf you don't have enough dryer lint, you canalways raid a public laundromat. If you don't have any wax available, go to adollar store and get 2 6-packs of emergency candles for $1 each. The amount ofwax for 12 fire starters ended up equaling about 7 candles, and all you have todo is snap them in half to get them ready to melt.When you are choosing an aluminum can orglass jar, choose something with a small diameter (making sure you can still getthe fire starters inside, of course). The amount of wax it takes to completelysubmerge your fire starters will be less, and in the end you will use less wax.Try using string to tie your fire starters, because they makethe fire starters easier to light once you are done. Avoid woven dental floss,simply because it gets everywhere and your hands are sticky afterwards. Regulardental floss works fine.

    TipsIf you don't have enough dryer lint, you canalways raid a public laundromat.If you don't have any wax available, go to adollar store and get 2 6-packs of emergency candles for $1 each. The amount ofwax for 12 fire starters ended up equaling about 7 candles, and all you have todo is snap them in half to get them ready to melt.When you are choosing an aluminum can orglass jar, choose something with a small diameter (making sure you can still getthe fire starters inside, of course). The amount of wax it takes to completelysubmerge your fire starters will be less, and in the end you will use less wax.Try using string to tie your fire starters, because they makethe fire starters easier to light once you are done. Avoid woven dental floss,simply because it gets everywhere and your hands a...see more »TipsIf you don't have enough dryer lint, you canalways raid a public laundromat.If you don't have any wax available, go to adollar store and get 2 6-packs of emergency candles for $1 each. The amount ofwax for 12 fire starters ended up equaling about 7 candles, and all you have todo is snap them in half to get them ready to melt.When you are choosing an aluminum can orglass jar, choose something with a small diameter (making sure you can still getthe fire starters inside, of course). The amount of wax it takes to completelysubmerge your fire starters will be less, and in the end you will use less wax.Try using string to tie your fire starters, because they makethe fire starters easier to light once you are done. Avoid woven dental floss,simply because it gets everywhere and your hands are sticky afterwards. Regulardental floss works fine.

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