Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Zoey Sky
When you’re camping outdoors, one scenario you could run into is having to start a fire when it’s wet or windy. This isn’t an ideal condition to start a fire, but fiddling with some candle wax and an egg carton can easily solve this problem – with these “Carton Candles,” you can get a fire going despite the rain and winds. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com)
These handy fire starters will be useful when you’re out camping, and you can even include them in your bug-out bag (BOB) so you can stay warm if you ever find yourself in a disaster scenario.
To make your egg carton fire starters, you’ll need:
The fire starters were tested in three conditions:
Once you light them up, the carton candles will burn for several minutes with a large enough flame that can help you get a good fire going, come rain or shine. These Carton Candles are a good way to recycle egg cartons, and they can last longer than other makeshift fire starters, such as cotton with some petroleum jelly.
Prepare some egg carton fire starters when you’re going camping, and keep a handful in your BOBs so you can make start a fire, which is especially handy if and when SHTF.
Another unique way of starting a fire is with a soda can and a chocolate bar. However, this method will only work if it’s a sunny day.
Here’s what you need to do:
You can read more articles about handy ways to start a fire at Preparedness.news.
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