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How to Make a Fire Starting Kit

by Jan Mh on February 21, 2015

How to Make a Fire Starting Kit

One Methods:Non-SAW Matches Method

This article will show you how to put together a compact fire starting kit for camping or survival.


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    Collect the items needed for this project. These are listed below under "Things You'll Need".
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    Cover your workspace. While optional, this makes it a cleaner way to work, especially as you will be working with dripping wax.
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    Waterproof about 50 matches or so. Do this as follows:
    • Light the candle and let the wax melt a little.
    • Dip a match into the wax; be careful not to light the match in the flame.
    • Let the wax dry on the red part of the match.
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    Make some tinder. Soak the cotton balls in the alcohol and let them dry.
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