We LOVED this tip from SensiblePrepper, and wanted to share his video on how to create your own Fire Starters safely and easily. According to SensiblePrepper, these work great even in wet conditions, and will last a lot longer than typical kindling.
The main takeaway from the video for me was how big of a flame these fire starters produce. You can see how easy it would be to get a good fire going quickly with these.
The other important thing I noticed is that making these DIY fire starters is safer when you do it this way. Right away at the beginning of the video, SensiblePrepper mentions that he’s basically improved on a similar method of creating cotton ball fire starters, as he skips the dangerous stove-top cooking, which is says is risky, as the pot could tip over and ignite a huge fire in your kitchen!
What you’ll need:
- ZipLock Baggie
- 100% Cotton Balls
- Spread the cotton fibers out with your fingers before lighting to get best results when using your home made fire starters
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Other things you might need: