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Old 09-24-2013, 07:36 AM   #21
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This tread has got me planning and plotting my own fire starters. Good mental exercises when I need a break at work.

I've been accumulating dryer lint, toilet paper tubes and stray 1/2 burned candles. With the 1/2 used bag of match light in the garage I'm hoping to make a nice batch of fire starters.

I'm thinking of putting a briquet in the center of the toilet paper tube. Stuff lint on both sides, then crimp close. Pour wax over the tube to wet it and then dry.

I'm going to build some this weekend and test them out.

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Make sure you add a fuse and yell "fire in the hole" before lighting them. Then run. Your family and neighbors will love you for it!
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:07 AM   #22
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Burgpath, if you survive the ignition blast you should take pictures of the "burning thing" and post them. :-)
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:09 PM   #23
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Bought parafin wax today, $4. Right near it was FUSE! Well, it was a couple feet of candle wick.

Gonna build and try this week end. I'll take pics.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #24
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While at work today I asked the cafeteria guys if they had egg create. Seems they get large cartons with perfect egg crate in it.

I'll be bypassing the TP rolls for now and using the tried and true method. Will still include the charcoal though for that extra special burn.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #25
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This may sound crude but i just keep a one gallon can of diesel for lighting the fire, works well and a lot cheaper than fire starter fluid. Pour some of that on top of the logs, let it soak in a bit and then light it. Does not flash like gasoline does.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #26
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We also use the dryer lint, egg carton and I use all the left over citronella candle wax. We tried using Belly Button Lint, but DW thought it was rude when I kept asking the campers to pull their shirts up....whatever!

C'mon lighten up Life is to short to be a grumpy pants!
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I watched my first fires started and "fed" by gasoline recently. That was "interesting"...
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We still get a weekly local paper and the local and Seattle Sunday ones. I prefer to read them in a leisurely fashion, in an arm chair with a glass of beer or two to help things along. Reading everything on a computer screen gives me eyestrain.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:42 PM   #29
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The fire starter worked very well. I've got 41 left for camping, fireplace fires and in the fire pit on the deck.
Thanks for the idea!
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