Showing posts with label fire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fire. Show all posts

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Easy-To-Make Fire Starters

While getting ready to leave this morning, my wife asked me to change out the scent cube in the wax burner.  Having never done this task before I asked her how she does it.  
Making Home Made Fire Starters, How To Make Home Made Fire Starters
Wax Burner Air Freshener 

In response she brought some cotton swab circles to the living room and said just put these in there to soak up the old wax.  Throw them away and then put the new cube in to melt.
Home Made Fire Starters, Making Fire Starters
The Package of Cotton Rounds

I pulled a couple of these cotton rounds out of the package and proceeded to follow her instructions when it dawned on me that once they cool off these little honey-do remnants would become perfect fire starters!
Make Your Own Fire Starters, Making A Fire Starter
Cotton Round To Soak Up Old Wax

After pulling them out of the wax I proceeded to place them on a paper plate to dry.  From there I  placed them in a plastic bag to store until they are needed.
Home Made Fire Starters, DIY Fire Starters
Fire Starters Drying On A Paper Plate

The above picture is what they look like as they are drying.  I had to flip them over a few times to keep them from sticking to the plate, but it was worth the effort.

The next time your wife asks you to change out the scent cube in her wax burner, remember to grab the cotton rounds and add some fire starters to your preps.

- A prep a day can keep ill fate away.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fire Starters You Can Make For Almost Nothing

Every individual has the need or desire to get a fire started at some point in their lives. As people who desire to be prepared for whatever comes our way, preppers often attempt to discover new ways to reuse old items rather than simply tossing them in the trash.  Whether it is a survival situation or a simple camping trip, these fire starters you can make for almost nothing will do the trick.

Cleaning out the lint trap before starting that next load of laundry can sometimes get annoying; however, you can make it a little better by filling up gallon sized storage bags with the stuff and saving it for future use.

Another item that we always have too many of, and never know what to do with are toilet paper tubes.  The cardboard tubes from paper towel rolls will work great too.

The last item you will need (and this is why I titled this post "Fire Starters You Can Make For Almost Nothing") is wax paper.  If you're like me, there is always a roll of wax paper sitting around with the other "necessities" in the know....the aluminum foil, the storage baggies, etc....

As displayed in the video above, to make these fire starters you simply:
  • Cut a toilet paper tube or paper towel roll to the desired length.
  • Stuff the newly cut piece of tube with dryer lint.
  • Wrap the lint stuffed tube with a piece of wax paper.
  • Secure the ends of the fire starter by twisting the wax paper to ensure the dryer lint doesn't escape.
Be sure that you pack the dryer lint into the tubes lightly.  If the dryer lint is packed too tightly it will cause the fire starter to not burn properly.

In a matter of minutes you can create enough fire starters to keep your supply stocked up for quite some time.

What do you think?  If you have a favorite fire starting method or if you would like for us to cover any specific topic(s) let us know about it in the comment section below.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How To Start A Fire With A 9V Battery & Steel Wool

Knowing more than one way to start a fire can be a lifesaver.  If it everything went down hill and SHTF it would be extremely important to know as many fire starting methods as possible.  This is one of many methods that will allow you to start a fire quickly and easily in an emergency situation.

To begin with you will need a piece of super fine steel wool and a nine volt battery.  Pull the steel wool apart a bit and place some tinder on top of it.  Be sure that you have plenty of tinder as well as kindling at your disposal (It would be a bad day if you light the fire and couldn't keep it going because you neglected to be fully prepared to build your fire up).

Continue adding your tinder until the fire has become sufficient to burn the kindling. From this point add kindling until you can begin placing your fuel wood to the fire.

As you can see in this video, starting a fire with steel wool and a 9V battery is a fairly simple task.  This method of starting a fire will allow you to easily make a heat source for keeping warm and cooking your food.

- To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail