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DIY fire starting gel?

Discussion in 'Survival Forum' started by scatter, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. 44marty

    44marty NES Member

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    Be careful where you store that. It sounds like it would make your local bears constipated and cranky
    lol
     

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    Choctaw NES Life Member NES Member

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    Keep some feather sticks handy. Also if you have some way to induce oxygen with a blower to speed things along. (hair dryer, leaf blower, etc.)

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    And rolled in Trail Boss powder... [smile]

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  4. garandman

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    We buy the biggest cotton balls (“Jumbo”) available and dip them in melted Vaseline. They will burn 4-5 minutes.

    One will start a fire in our wood stove no problem, you might use two unless you have kindling.

    We have a name for them: “Flaming balls of death.”
     
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    This is my preferred way to start a camp fire
     
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    Paper plates, fat wood, and the penny trader.
     
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    When my father discovered another camper using Firewax,
    he committed to it.

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    Shake the can, squirt out spoo that quickly dries to something that looks like soft wax,
    but still smells like petroleum spirits, and lights easily with a match.

    Apparently they don't make it any more, sigh.
     

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