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DIY Firestarters from Toilet Paper Rolls and Lint

post #1 of 16
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Here is an easy DIY firestarter you can make with stuff you normally throw away.  Wad up your old dryer lint and stick it inside a toilet paper tube.  Easy firestarter.

 

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post #2 of 16

PLEASE repost this late next fall.  I would have LOVED this tip this past winter!  :)

post #3 of 16

Great idea!  It probably would've saved us from having to crumple so much newspaper LOL.

post #4 of 16

Great idea!  I have a fire pit in my back yard and sometimes it is so hard to get it going.  That would probably work like a charm!

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

Has anyone had any fires in the fireplace yet this season?  Just a reminder that this tip is a pretty easy way to make fire starters.

post #6 of 16

Hello. I just wanted to say that this is a great idea although i do mine kinda different. i take a card board egg carton and stuff it with lent. then pour wax on all the stuffed lent circles, then when the wax is dry i cut them in squares. we used them in girl scouts as well. thank you for your time.

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by blessed_with_6 View Post

PLEASE repost this late next fall.  I would have LOVED this tip this past winter!  :)

 

As you asked, ma'am!  :)

post #8 of 16
Thank you so much for this idea. I tried this out and think I may have come up with a slight recommendation. It seemed to work better if you don't pack the lint in too tightly as it may have something to do with lack of oxygen.
post #9 of 16

Another firestarted idea is to soak cotton make-up pads in paraffin or melted candle stubs. These are handy because they're small and flat. You can also tear them to use just a little bit at a time. They're great for a Altoids tin survival kit in the car.

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by mgleich05 View Post

Hello. I just wanted to say that this is a great idea although i do mine kinda different. i take a card board egg carton and stuff it with lent. then pour wax on all the stuffed lent circles, then when the wax is dry i cut them in squares. we used them in girl scouts as well. thank you for your time.

We did this in Girl Scouts years ago too.  they work great.  

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