How to Make Different Types of Fire starters in different methods

Lighting up a fire in a serene place is the most difficult task to perform. Fire starters are devices that are considered as the most reliable way of generating a fire in the backwoods or wilderness. A fire starter can help you lit fire with ease in any type of situation. Instead of buying a fire starter and spending big bucks, all you can do is make one on your own.

Below are some of the ways in which you can make a home-made fire starter:
  1. The finest and the most ancient way of lighting fire is by using flint and steel. Flint is a type of stone which when collided with a piece of steel forcefully, can produce hot sparks. These hot sparks are beneficial enough to light dry tinder.
  2. The second method is by using a web belt or a hiking compression band. First of all cut the old, damaged web belt or hiking compression band into 8 cm strips. Soak these strips in wax and let them dry for a while. Now whenever you need light, use them as candle.
  3. The next method of making a fire starter is by taking cotton balls and covering them in petroleum jelly one by one. After these balls are thoroughly covered, put them in a plastic film container that holds around 30 balls at a time. Now take two or three balls and place them under your dry tinder and light them.
  4. Another way is by filling the paper condiment cups with sawdust and pouring paraffin.
  5. You can also make use of a ball of dryer covering drenched with candle wax to make an effective fire starter.
  6. If you willing to make a decorative fire starter, then follow the steps below:
  • Heat a little wax in a double boiler till it melts properly.
  • Let the wax cool up to 140 degrees.
  • Place some paper cupcake cups into a cupcake pan.
  • Now pour the wax in the paper cupcake cups and fill 3/4 of the top
  • Insert a wick on each cup and allow the wax to cool completely. The wick should be about ½ inch long.


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