Re: PineCone Firestarters
Tim Goncharoff (tgonchar@CATS.UCSC.EDU)
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 12:05:18 -0800
There's a few different ways to do this.
You can start with cones from an aromatic tree, like cedar, or you can
soak any cones in an aromatic oil.
Unless you're using them immediately, the oil will tend to evaporate. I
would dip them in wax, even if you soak them in oil first.
"Glitter" is made from a number of different materials, some of which can
give off nasty fumes, and most of which won't give you the "sparkle
effect" anyway. I'd probably go with the "rainbow sparkles" or similar
products designed for burning, if you want a colorful effect.
Have fun, and please let us know how it works out.
Santa Cruz, CA
On Tue, 3 Dec 1996, Lorie McGraw wrote:
> Does anyone have a "recipe" for firestarters? I'd like to get one that uses
> pines-cones, and either smells good ot gives off sparkels.
> Another question... can I soak them in lampoil, or do I need to dip them in
> wax? Does glitter have any adverse affects? Can I use the canned "rainbow
> sparkles" from Wal-Mart (for fireplaces)?
> Thanks ahead of time:
> Lorie McGraw
> Wolf leader Den 4 Pack 410
> Columbia, South Carolina
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