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Old 02-26-2014, 08:04 AM   #11
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I saw a video where they used dryer lint and paper egg cartons. They cut the egg cartons to a single egg and filled with dryer lint and/or sawdust. They than carefully dripped candle wax on top. 1 or 2 make for a great campfire starter and they don't take up much room.

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:48 PM   #12
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I had trouble with getting a fire started and the fellow next to me says he had just the thing I need. A little later he came back with some safety flares. Worked like a charm and they burn for about 15 minutes, long enough to get a big fire goin'........
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:21 PM   #13
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The Forest service fire crews have been using Flares for years to start fires or back fires they use what they call fusees and they do work real well.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:45 PM   #14
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I like the tip! I have a small bag of birch bark I haul around with me. That usually does the job. This winter I make up a bunch of egg carton fire starters. Melt a lot of candle wax (double boiler). Dip the egg cartons into the wax, let cool and harden. Add large wood shavings to each egg location. I like shavings from wood turnings. Then pour hot wax over the wood. Let cool. Burns nice’n long and hot.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:24 AM   #15
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I always carry a good supply of these COLEMAN BRAND "STRIKE-A-FIRE" Fire Starters... These are made by DIAMOND...
These come 8 to a pack and can be foound in the camping section of most WALMARTS... Gives me a big edge on getting the camp fires started in quick order. I light these with a propane torch...



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These are all great ideas! I've done the standard rolled up newspaper, use a torch for quick lighting,and then sit there with a bellows until I have the fire going good. I like all of these ideas much better!
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All good ideas and using items that you already have....I'm going to use these ideas to start a fire as you want to enjoy your fires while camping.
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Yep.... Nothin' beats sitting around a nice warm, cozy ........
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I always carry a good supply of these COLEMAN BRAND "STRIKE-A-FIRE" Fire Starters... These are made by DIAMOND...
These come 8 to a pack and can be foound in the camping section of most WALMARTS... Gives me a big edge on getting the camp fires started in quick order. I light these with a propane torch...



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I use these too. And I have some of the ones without the "strike anywhere" feature. Been using them since I can remember and I always have some hanging around somewhere. It's one of those things I pack into the bottom of a bag or tote or drawer and forget they're there, so I buy more, and the cycle continues... I also carry a couple old newspapers. Sometimes I don't get a chance to read them and they stay in the plastic sleeve, so I just toss the ones I don't recycle in the camping box...

Never thought of using a propane torch though, I might have to get one of those. Lord knows I have enough of the little 1lb propane cylinders running around!
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I carry the dura flame fire starter bricks with me with newspaper or cardboard from some packaged products we accrue from the trip. They come in a 48 pack and run about $15.00 for the case. There are 4 per package so I only carry a few packs a time to keep the weight down. A case usually gets me through an entire summer season.

Sometimes the chimney starter with leftover coals from my DO gets it going too.

All good ideas above.
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