Re: Camping: Egg carton fire starters
DANIEL NEVELS (daniel.nevels@TELOPS.GTE.COM)
Tue, 7 Nov 1995 12:45:14 EST
Maybe you are using Styrofoam egg cartons instead of the pulp paper ones.
The paper egg cartons works better. The wax wont melt the egg carton.
I prefer to use Vaseline and cotton balls. I put a dab of Vaseline on a
cotton ball and put a number of them in a 35MM film container. The 35MM
film container is waterproof. When you need to start a fire, you take out
one cotton ball, wrap it around a stick and pull the cotton apart at the
end to thin the fibers. Use a Hot Spark to make a spark. And you have a
good fire starter. Only disadvantage to this is the Vaseline. don't get
it on your hands.
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From James Magalee <JMags516@AOL.COM>, on 11/7/95 12:09 PM:
At Webelos Woods training, they showed us a neat way of making fire
by putting lint (from the clothes dryer) into the compartments of a
egg carton and filling the compartments with wax. Then each compartment
be broken off and used like a briquette to help start a campfire.
We this method at last night's den meeting. Only problem was that the
wax soaked through the egg cartons and made a mess. I'm sure we're
something elementary here. Any Help?
Also, any other campfire tips would be appreciated.
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