- empty cardboard egg carton
- lint from the dryer
- an old candle you don’t care about any more
- something to melt the candle in (like an empty clean soup can and create a double boiler)
Step 1: Collect the lint from your dryer and place into the egg carton. We fill up egg cartons throughout the year. Even my dad will participate and send me egg cartons filled with lint. You will need enough link to fill the hole the egg used to be in… otherwise you won’t have enough material to create the fire starter.
Step 2: Melt the candle and pour onto the lint. You don’t need to drench your egg carton with the wax, you just need enough to cover most of the top. This creates a seal to keep the lint in the egg carton and controls the burn to be slower.
Step 3: Let the wax cool. Now you can pull off one section to start your fire. Place in the center of your soft wood (like pine). I like to create a teepee around the fire starter… it allows for a better, faster burn.
Step 4: Use a match or lighter to lite your fire starter. Once your soft wood starts to burn you can add your hard wood (oak).
Do you have a wood burning stove at home? Do you need fire starters for camping? Let me know if you tried out my fire starter how to tutorial… or if you just decided to buy your fire starters.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.