Fire Starter

This is an awesome fire starter!

Step 1: Materials

Egg Carton

Dryer lint

Candle or bees wax

A pot


Step 2: Preparing

Cut the egg carton into fours, twos, or ones.

Turn on your stove and put the wax into the pot.

Melt the wax until it’s completely liquefied.

Step 3: The Lint

Stuff the cartons full with the dryer lint.

The cartons must be FULL the with the lint.

Step 4: Wax

Then you dip the egg cartons filled with the lint into the heated and liquefied wax.

Make sure you completely cover the hole carton in wax.

Don't burn yourself!

Step 5: The Drying

Than you take them out of the wax.

After you leave them out to dry.

You will know there dry when they become hard.

Step 6: Fire

Next you can break one off if you made them into four or two and then light it.

Once you add your wood you will soon have a warming fire.



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    5 Discussions


    4 years ago

    the reason I ask, is because without a lighter, wax is hard to melt and ignite. it's a good design, just hard to implement if you are starting fire with a bow or the like


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    It's for both! it's good for just starting a fire in your wood stove or for cooking hotdogs. Also if you ever got lost in the woods or anything else you can use it.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nicely done!

    However, I would recommend that the wax be melted in a "double boiler" (a pot siting in a pot of boiling water). Otherwise, there is a real risk that the was will catch on fire.

    Moose Dr

    4 years ago on Introduction

    baecker03, I would consider it to be for convenience until you need it for survival. I am planning to go ice fishing this weekend. Getting a fire going on the ice and snow can be a pain. Something like this seems perfect.