How to Make a Firestarter

How to Make a Firestarter

With summer just around the corner, bonfires  will become a regular thing. Stop wasting matches trying to light paper and use a firestarter instead.  Following these directions will get you six firestarters.

You will need:

  • an egg carton
  • sawdust
  • a nail
  • a can
  • a pot
  • a quarter cup of paraffin wax

How to Make a Firestarter

Fill a pot halfway with cold water and put it on the stove. Cut a quarter cup of paraffin wax, put it into an old can ,and put it into the pot. Boil the water, and the wax will melt.

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Take an egg carton and fill each dip with sawdust.

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Get your melted wax and pour it into the egg carton, making sure to get an even amount in each dip.

How to Make a Firestarter

Use a nail to poke the wax and saw dust combination, but don’t stir. This will make sure that all of the wood shavings get covered in wax.

How to Make a Firestarter

Press down on each soon-to-be firestarter with your finger.

How to Make a Firestarter

Wait for the wax to harden.

How to Make a Firestarter

When you’re ready to use your firestarters, break or cut off a section of the egg carton.

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Set it in the bottom of the fire pit, cover with wood, and light it up!

Loren

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