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Five Frugal Ways To Make Fire Starters

Updated on October 26, 2014

Frugal Way #1

This by far is the easiest way to make a simple fire starter in my opinion. Do you know those cotton makeup pads that the ladies use. You can buy a bag of these at the Dollar Store for about a $1.00, and you should be able to make more than enough. All you do is take these makeup disc and dip them into some candle wax. Leave a small portion of the pad uncovered for easy fire starting.

Frugal Way #2

Do you have extra cardboard laying around ? I think we all do. Take a cardboard box or whatever cardboard you have and cut it into 1' x 3' strips. Dip them in wax, and let them dry. The cardboard strips make for easy storage.

Frugal Way #3

Make a twisted newspaper fire starter. Tightly roll a sheet of newspaper, bend it in half, twist the ends together, and fasten together with twine.

Frugal Way #4

Take a paper egg carton and fill the inserts with dryer lint or shredded paper. pour over hot wax and let dry. You now have a dozen fire starters made from material you already have around the house.

Frugal Way #5

Take a toilet paper roll, and stuff it with shredded paper or dryer lint. cover it in wax paper and twist the ends tight. Use the wax paper as a wick, and there again you have an easy fire starter made out of household supplies.

Melt the wax like this from a candle.
Melt the wax like this from a candle.
Use tongs, and pour the hot wax over your dryer lint.
Use tongs, and pour the hot wax over your dryer lint.
They should look like this, almost finished !
They should look like this, almost finished !
When the wax cools a little fold them up into nice little squares, and put in them in your camping bag or Bob bag.
When the wax cools a little fold them up into nice little squares, and put in them in your camping bag or Bob bag.

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