Make Your Own Fire Starters
August 11, 2014
Building a good fire starts with a good foundation. Whether your fire is in a wood stove or outside in a fire pit, here is a simple way to use take your recyclables and make a long lasting fire-starter.
You will need:
- One cardboard egg carton
- A handful of dryer lint (yes your used dryer lint!)
- Wax pieces
- An old metal bowl
You can get the wax pieces from candle stores; most will sell bags of broken wax and candles for a very reasonable price.
Separate the bottoms from the egg cartons and recycle the tops.
Take your dryer lint and fill the egg carton bottoms about 1/2 - 3/4 ways up.
On a stove top, fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Rest metal bowl over the pot and place your wax pieces in to melt.
Pour the hot wax over your lint filled egg carton and let it cool and harden. Be careful because the metal bowl will be really hot.
Break off one or two squares as needed and light a corner with a match or lighter.
Voila The fire starter will burn on its own for around 20 min and will be sure to get your kindling burning!