How to Make a Fire Starter




About: I'm a Boy Scout and a Pyro I will post tutorials on many different things just to make everything more fun.

This is a easy to use fire starter and an easy to light get your fire up in SECONDS and you FIREMAN'S CHIT in MINUETS ATTENTION PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS INSTRUCTABLE TO WIN THE OUTDOORS MANNING CONTEST

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Step 5:

Step 6:



    • Trash to Treasure

      Trash to Treasure
    • Tape Contest

      Tape Contest
    • Gardening Contest

      Gardening Contest

    3 Discussions


    5 years ago

    Hey I am also a Boy Scout. Another fire starter is a the type of cardboard egg carton and u put the drier lint in the egg carton the u pore a bunch of melted wax on the and cut it up. Boom done.

    Also a small bottle of lighter fluid or something and matches or small lighter and that works well

    2 replies

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    That is perfect I just made 2 dozen tonight, lint, some saw dust from the garage, and some shredded paper in an egg carton, I also used cupcake papers in a cupcake tin..

    You are not the only Boy Scout that uses that solution (Eagle in 2000). Not only does it burn longer, but it also is waterproof as the wax coats it. I still use these every time I light a fire in my fire place at home. As well, I will use toilet paper tubes and cut in 3rds, and stuffed with lint prior to dipping in wax. The best starter though I have found, and least messy, is a paper towel folded up and tied with a 6 inch piece of twine. Then you just dip it in the wax and let it dry. Soaks up so much wax and will burn for 5 minutes.

    I still live by the motto if you can't light it with one match you aren't doing it right. Never did use lighter fluid to start a single fire.