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Old 09-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Read about this device, battery operated, 5.6 ounces & 9.2" in length...acts like a blow dryer to help start campfires or charcoal flame...neat.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Too techy for my taste.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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here's my trick for firestarters:

save your cardboard type egg cartons
save your dryer lint
save the leftover wax in jar candles

stuff the lint into the egg cups
pour the melted wax over the lint

let it cool and tear the cups apart

I can assure you that *one* of these will get a great fire going

I prefer these over the gas line that we have coming into our home fireplace to get the fire going and even the buckets full of pine tap root fat wood that I harvested years ago.

Just set an edge of the cup on fire and place it under the logs....

AND its ultimate recycling!
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #4
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Oh, and the wax smells good too!
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here's my trick for firestarters:

save your cardboard type egg cartons
save your dryer lint
save the leftover wax in jar candles

stuff the lint into the egg cups
pour the melted wax over the lint

let it cool and tear the cups apart

I can assure you that *one* of these will get a great fire going

I prefer these over the gas line that we have coming into our home fireplace to get the fire going and even the buckets full of pine tap root fat wood that I harvested years ago.

Just set an edge of the cup on fire and place it under the logs....

AND its ultimate recycling!
Likie!
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Im Lazy and like to play with fire (I sell Combustion Equipment for Refinarys for a living) so i bought a weed burner only to find out it burns through more propane than a jet engine and sounds like one too. I then heard about a product called the Ja Ja fire starter. It works well and really is effiecent on the gas. Still on the same tank as i started the year with.

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Old 09-01-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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I'm a little lazy and just keep a case of small fire starter logs in my camper. About $25 for a case of 48 of them at WM and I can usually find them on sale somewhere.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #8
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a piece of fire starter log does it for me. usually about a quarter piece does it. have also used drier lint as well.
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We have a battery powered pump for inflating air mattresses and it works well as a fire starter in a pinch. Just don't leave it too close to the fire, that plastic tends to melt.
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If you can fine a old pine stump you could dig it up and chop it up for kindling. This starts a fire GREAT. Works as well as the fire sticks ans a lot cheaper.
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