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Old 11-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #41
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Walked past it a couple of times, glanced out the attic window at it a couple times, and glanced at it from the garage a couple of times as I was getting ready for a garage sale next weekend. Thought a lot about getting back on my stabilizer bar project and winterizing it. Anyone care to guess if my mind was really on a stinking garage sale?
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #42
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Fire Starters--homemade

This is what I did today, not TO my camper, but for my camper experience.....

I know that some people [I guess I mean, men], like to be high-tech [lazy] pyrotechnists, so they use mechanical means...like acetylene torches or charcoal lighter fluid. Not me.

Part of me remembers decades ago when I was a girl scout, you know back in the stone ages, we went on campouts. A poor kid from the inner city, was able to get away from the 'reality of a dreary existance'....into a minimalistic world of survival and an opportunity to appreciate nature, not to mention how to become more self-sufficient. That was when I began my love affair with camping. I really loved my girl scout campouts, when my family could afford to send me, even though I got stuck with latrine duty ALOT!!!

My father was in the Army in the early 40's, and he said that he HAD to 'camp' for two years, in foxholes and tents, and he said he would never sleep in a tent ever again....so my girl scout outings were my ONLY chance to camp, until I became an adult and had children.

Over the years, I started out like alot of people...tent camping with the kids for many years, but when finances permitted....moved up to a pop-up...then a larger pop-up with A/C....then a Hybrid....than a regular travel trailer [several different models] until I found one I liked.

So when I camp, and use my homemade fire starters, I guess in a way it takes me back to simpler, slower, happier, less complicated way of life. Plus, the materials that I use, would otherwise end up in a landfill, but they are now re-purposed and useful.

MELT HALF USED CANDLES....I LIKE TO GET THEM AT GOODWILL OR ANY THRIFT STORE, YARD SALE, OR HAVE FRIENDS SAVE THEIR OLD CANDLE REMNANTS FOR ME {CHEAP AND INEXPENSIVE} I HAVE AN OLD SAUCE PAN THAT I ONLY USE FOR MELTING THE WAX

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FILL CARDBOARD EGG CARTONS WITH DRYER LINT {ITS FREE}...DIDN'T LIKE USING PLAIN SAW DUST, BECAUSE WHEN I POURED THE HOT WAX IN, THE SAW DUST FLOATED, SO I ENDED UP MIXING THE SAW DUST WITH THE DRYER LINT...WORKED BETTER

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JUST TEAR OFF ONE EGG CUP, LIGHT, ADD KINDLING, ENJOY....PLUS IF YOU USED SCENTED CANDLE PIECES, YOU CAN NOW ENJOY A NICE FRAGRANCE
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I like giving these to my camping buddies....you know the ones that always have a campfire going.....

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Fox Hole- I've read this "recipe" for years now and never have tried it mostly because we always seem to Forget to get candles at the thrift shop when wife goes. But, wife found some bags of candle beads (for making your own, I guess) from some crap party she went to and never did anything with them.

We're making our first ones this weekend!
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #44
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Fox Hole- I've read this "recipe" for years now and never have tried it mostly because we always seem to Forget to get candles at the thrift shop when wife goes. But, wife found some bags of candle beads (for making your own, I guess) from some crap party she went to and never did anything with them.

We're making our first ones this weekend!
Good luck....what are you going to use as filler....dryer lint? In a pinch, you can use cotton balls.
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Good luck....what are you going to use as filler....dryer lint? In a pinch, you can use cotton balls.
I'm going to use dryer lint and I'm also going to pickup a pack of gerbil bedding cedar wood chips. Plan to mix the dryer lint and wood chips together and see how it goes.
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It seems all our eggs come in styrofoam these days...
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It seems all our eggs come in styrofoam these days...
Use cupcake pan and cupcake liners instead of egg cartons.
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It seems all our eggs come in styrofoam these days...
Same here. I had to get the foam ones from my dad in a slightly more rural area.

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Use cupcake pan and cupcake liners instead of egg cartons.
I do love the simplicity of your answers. Great idea.
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...I do love the simplicity of your answers. Great idea.
Is you implying dat I is simple?
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Is you implying dat I is simple?
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I'm going to have to plead the fifth!
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