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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Potter County, PA; 3A
Re: Fire starter...
Learned from building Chinese Lanterns of all things.
You know the heavy duty paper towels (blue) you can get at auto parts stores? 1 sheet of that impregnated with paraffin wax cut into 1" by 1" squares, each square will burn with a good sized flame for about 5 minutes. Just what is needed for getting a fire started.
Melt down paraffin wax (kind used in canning or cooking) by method of double boiler (pyrex bowl over small pot filled with about 1 cup of water, bottom of bowl should just touch the water). Meanwhile, take a cookie sheet, place aluminum foil on it. Lay one sheet of the heavy duty paper towel on the tin foil. Once paraffin wax is melted, pour wax over the paper towel, the paper towel will quickly soak up the melted wax. Pour wax until all of the paper towel is completely impregnated with the wax. Allow to cool, remove from tin foil (carefully) and cut into 1" squares. Store in ziplock bag.