Emergency fire starter

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  1. HB of CJ

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    Liquid gel clear hand sanitizer. The small individual use size. Lots of times available at the discount stores for about 25 cents or so. A big glob burns with a blue flame. Hot enough to hold your tin cup over to get the water boiling for instant whatever.
     
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  2. EPS

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    My sister order two of these last Xmas.
    Little kit that can be put in a car or backpack.
    What ever.has light compus Flint TACTICAL PEN. I think they also make MED KITS. MVIMG_20181205_163118.jpg
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  3. coyote223

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    I usually use fatwood, but will have to try this out,,,
     
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  4. AK0perator47

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    All good suggestions! I have multiple different things. Lint is fine but I like people that do other stuff. I have a magnifying glass, cotton ball with petroleum, magnesium, flint and steel, ferro rod, bic lighter, road flare, fat wood, soy/beeswax candles, penny stove, and I can’t remember what else. Lol... soy/beeswax candles are small and burn longer than anything else.
     
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  5. Hawaiian

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    Take a large plastic straw. Cut it in two inch pieces. Stuff it with cotton impregnated with petroleum jelly and then heat/melt the ends and pinch with pliers to seal it. Water proof fire starter. Slice one open, fluff out the cotton, hit it with a spark, and it will burn for at least 5 minutes.
     
  6. AK0perator47

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    I have to say that the idea is great and I will try it myself. My biggest complaint/problem is that he said paraffin wax! Umm yeah I will not be using paraffin wax! It’s toxic and you can use a combination of beeswax and soy wax. Not toxic and burns better. Seems like a no brainer to me.
     
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  8. LuckySG

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    I was waiting for this!

    I have always added pencil shavings mixed with crumbled sparklers to dryer lint when motivating a fire, but after selling a few flamethrowers I just don't enjoy the little fire staring the same way.
     
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    Didn't really click but my road flares look nothing like those.
     
  10. pharmseller

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    Or, avoid breathing nothing but the fumes.





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  11. Caveman Jim

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    Haha, Sawdust meaning man glitter???;):p:p:p
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