Intro: How to Make Fire Starters Without Wax.
Make fire starters at home from simple household material - egg cartons and vegetable shortening. No paraffin wax and no molds. These homemade fire starters are very quick and easy to make, cheap and very effective - much more convenient than newspaper or dry leaves. It's a great way to recycle old cardboard egg cartons, too. While not necessary, paper, other bits of cardboard, wood shavings, etc. can be used as filling if available.
Note: these can be a little greasy when the weather is warm. They're best stored in a container in a cool place.