Easy, offbeat fire starters

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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby Kullas » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:55 pm

I take a cotton ball and rub some Vaseline into it and stuff it into a straw cut the straw to length and seal both ends with a lighter and a pair of pliers. to start it up just cut it in half and use a lighter or a spark from a fire starter. it burns for quite a while
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby the other side » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:00 pm

If you happen to have a cow-pie or two... but be careful lighting it!!! lol
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby GerryS » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:06 pm

Cow pies also keep skeeters away :)
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby the other side » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:03 pm

And some people too!!! LOL ;)
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby matthewh » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:54 pm

Careful what you use if you are going to cook on the fire. Plumbers glue and etc are great for fires to keep you warm (although careful of the toxic fumes) but don't cook on them. My favorite is a paper bag of but shells, like pistachios, walnuts or peanuts. They're light, light easily and after a while, you get plenty of light!
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby grantstew8 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:30 am

Matts right. We used to give loads of treated wood away for firewood. They use some nasties in the treatment of that wood make sure you're not cooking anything on it, bbq rather than a dutch oven and it's well vented.
I heard of a family being really sick after using oleander branches in a bbq.
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby Fyddler » Mon May 26, 2014 4:16 pm

My latest round of fire starters are egg cartons filled with wood pellets I bought at a feed store. There uses for large animal bedding. I then poured melted wax over them. Burn hot and for quite a while.
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby lawsonpix » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:47 am

225 wrote:Here is mine....

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Mine too! Home depot, $15. Seems to light anything that will burn. :lol:

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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:07 am

I am going to get one with a instant light red button! slow
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:48 pm

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How to start a fire in wet weather:

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/surviv ... -starting-
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby backstrap bandit » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:45 am

Just throw a tube of liquid nail in the camper give it a squirt it lights easy and burns hot and a long time
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby KCStudly » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:29 pm

backstrap bandit wrote:Just throw a tube of liquid nail in the camper give it a squirt it lights easy and burns hot and a long time


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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby drjenk » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:29 pm

Shreddings from our paper shredder. Or newspaper, yes I still get the Sunday edition.
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby lrrowe » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:34 pm

I like the paper shredding idea. We do create a ton of it.
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Re: Easy, offbeat fire starters

Postby 225 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:33 am

I've watched lots of guys start fires all kinds of ways. Nothing does it faster than the torch. Plus everyone has the green propane bottles. Just add the torch head. Boom. Instant fire.
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