DIY-ZERO Waste Fire Starters

They work fantastic for outdoor cooking and campfires. You can even bring them inside to light a fire in the fireplace or wood stove. They are also about as simple to use as you can get. Simply place one fire starter under burnable materials and light at a couple of spots and BAM!

All you need is:

  • An egg carton

  • Dryer lint

  • Wax (I use the remnants of candles that's wicks burn out)

You start by melting your wax. In my case, I place the candle jars into a pot with about 3 inches deep of water and heat. While you wait for the wax to melt you can fill each pocket of the egg carton with lint! Once the wax is pourable you will drizzle this across the top of the carton. You don't need to douse the sections. Just enough to slow down the burning process of the egg carton long enough to catch fire to whatever you are burning. Once the wax is dry (which is pretty quickly) I recommend cutting each "pod" out and storing in a container for ease of use!


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