Campfire Starter Tips

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On another camping website I’m on had suggestions for starting a fire. Anyone here have a handy dandy trick to start a fire? We always have a hard time getting started. Here’s some they said:

1.) Take leftover, burned, table candles, cut them in one inch lengths, and wrap them in a square of waxed paper, like a piece of candy. (You twist the ends so the candle is in the middle, with a waxed paper “tail” at each end.)

Campfire Starter Tips

Campfire Starter Tips

2.) Take cardboard egg carton, put cupcake liner in cup, & fill the cups with either a mixture of paraffin & dryer lint or paraffin and leftover sawdust. Rip off one of the cups or remove the wax “cupcake” and light it up to aid in fire starting.

Answer:

We have two large pine trees in our back yard

Before we go camping I go out and drag a paper bag of dry needles out from under the tree. The needles are the long kind. I find they are one of the best fire starters around! I just stuff them under any fire I’ve laid and light them up. I guess it is just an old girl scout camp trick! I have heard of the wax/sawdust/lint starters and heard they work well…

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