Introduction: The BEST Fire Starting Tinder
This is the best tinder and fire starting material I've ever found and its CHEAP!!!! Simple to make and VERY easy to use. This method of starting fire will make your next camp out or survival situation much easier. Lets get started.
What you will need:
~Medicine bottle or small jar (recommend plastic so it doesn't break and become a hazard).
~Petroleum jelly (optional, but useful for rainy situations).
Step 1: Dry Some Clothes
After you finish a few loads of laundry, check your dryer lint trap and remove the lint. This stuff is amazing how flammable it is. If you are curious how quickly it will light, take a small amount and put it on a piece of aluminum foil and spark it. It should light in a couple strokes and blaze quickly. Make sure not to burn anything in the process.
Step 2: Add Tinder to Bottle
Compress the lint into a small ball and start filling the jar until it is full or at the desired amount. I fill mine completely with as much lint as I can get so I have plenty when I need it.
You can take the seal off the inside of the lid off and stuff some petroleum jelly under the cap and replace the cover. This can be used to coat the lint prior to use for wet situations.
Step 3: Close the Lid
And you are done!! That's it. You now have a small, portable and VERY useful tool for starting a fire in the wild. You can also attach a fire sparker to the outside of the bottle with a rubber band or hot glue so there is always one handy. Now put the bottle in your pack, car, or survival kit and you are ready for the zombie apocalypse.
May the odds be ever in your favor!