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Old 03-29-2010, 10:32 AM   #61
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I rember when I was younger I collected twigs and witches hair (that dark green fuzzy stuff on pine trees) and used one match that was my goal. Then the next morning my goal was always to get the fire going with out and matches just the hot coals from the fire before. Now that I am older I am going to try the candle wax and egg carton.

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Old 04-01-2010, 10:15 AM   #62
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I use fire starters that I bought a case of in BJ's. That, along with some news paper and hopefully the wood being used wasn't left out in the rain!!!

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Old 01-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #63
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I always carry the egg cartons of wax, also have used the lint with wax. Another thing that works great that the grandkids like is if I have any left over cheese doodles that are stale. They also work great
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:17 PM   #64
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Buy a couple bundles of wood door shims from Home Depot! Break them in half and you will have a blazing fire in no time. You don't need newspaper or anything else. They are so dry that you can throw a handful in below your other wood, light one up and you won't have to touch the fire again.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #65
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I have been using a small amount of citronella lamp oil on small kindling. Works great, doesn't flare up, smells good, helps chase the bugs away.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #66
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I keep a bundle of cedar shakes for kindling.
Normally, though, I use the "Camp Fire in a Can" and just turn on the valve and hit it with a match

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:30 AM   #67
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I found the perfect fire starter after my work shop burned it gave me the perfect idea. (had a Porter Cable circular saw ignite while plugged in, made from magnesuim). The firemen had a hell of a time to put it out then click idea, called my buddy up to get me magnesium chips from work, now I'll start a fire now in the rain.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:15 PM   #68
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We use a propane torch to light most of our fires. Kerosene, gas, etc. (we commonly refer to it as girl scout water) is for sissies!! If you can't get a fire started from twigs and a torch (or a match, etc.) then you have to go back to boy scouts or girl scouts. LOL. I take great pride in being able to start a fire with a bit of paper, some matches and kindling. We often cook on our open fire, so that is one of the main reasons (and safety, of course!) we don't like to use any type of accelerant on our fires. Let's face it, most of us are camping in the woods, near trees, underbrush, etc. Imagine the horror if your fire got out of control. If we're dealing with wet wood, rain, etc., then we'll use a homemade fire starter. We make ours from old candles, paper egg cartons and sawdust. My husband is a woodworker, so we have a never-ending supply of the stuff. Egg cartons come "free" with the eggs, and we keep a supply of "mostly used up" candles for just this reason. I don't consider it a "real" camping trip without a fire. Glad we don't live in an area that has frequent restrictions.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #69
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In a pinch a paper towel soaked with cooking oil works very well.

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #70
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The best fire starter I've found is presoaked charcoal. You can pick it up at DG or Wal Mart in the store brands dirt cheap and it works really well.

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