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You'll Be A Campfire Pro With These Easy Homemade Fire Starters

There's nothing worse when you're camping than not being able to get a fire started. These handy tricks will turn you into a campfire pro and are super simple to make. Try them on your next camping trip!

Materials

Lint Egg Carton Fire Pods

  • Candles
  • Paper egg carton
  • Laundry lint
  • Scissors or box cutter

Match Candles

  • Matches
  • Toilet Paper
  • Melted Wax

Fire Balls

  • Cotton balls
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Petroleum jelly

Directions

Lint Egg Carton Fire Pods

  1. Melt your wax.
  2. Place a ball of lint into each pod of a paper egg carton.
  3. Pour melted wax into each pod until lint is fully submerged.
  4. Let the wax dry and cut each pod.
  5. To use, light the edge of the pod on fire and place into your fire pit.

Match Candles

  1. Cut a piece of toilet paper in half.
  2. Roll up the piece of paper around a match.
  3. Dip the match into melted wax. Let dry.
  4. To use, scrape off any excess wax on head of match and light as you normally would.

Fire Balls

  1. Soak cotton balls in alcohol and squeeze to remove any excess.
  2. Next, coat your soaked cotton balls in petroleum jelly.
  3. To use, place the cotton ball into the fire pit and carefully light with a match.

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