Fire Straws

These are fire straws made for emergency/survival situations. They are waterproof and are small. They are plastic straws that are filled with petroleum jelly impregnated cotton. They are hand made. I substitute some of my living making and selling these to boys scout troops and other survival minded people.

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Step 1: Preparing Tender

Slice straw and fluff out tender inside

Step 2: Ignite Tender

Using a fire steel throw sparks into the tender

Step 3: Burn Time

The burn time is 8-10 minutes. This is more than enough time to ignite a good fire

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    6 years ago



    6 years ago

    Very cool! How do you make them?