You don't need a stock pile of kindling to hold the flame and really get your fire started. There are a variety of creative yet effective substitutes. Leftover chips from lunch, an extra toilet paper roll, these are only a few ideas on how to start your next fire.
Fire is essential for survival. Start a roaring fire with one of these simple fire starters.
You Will Need
* Potato chips
* A lighter or match
* Toilet paper
* Dryer lint
* Pine needles
* Pine cones
Step 1: Use chips
Use your favorite potato chips as a fire starter. Light the chip with a lighter or a match and it will burn for approximately 3 minutes.
Step 2: Use lint
Pack a toilet paper roll with dryer lint. When you are ready for a fire, pile wood around it and light the center of the cardboard roll.
Step 3: Use pine needles
Use pine needles or pinecones to start a fire. Pine cones are quick to catch fire and give off a great aroma.
Step 4: Use newspaper
Roll five newspapers into a tight tube, tie the tube into a knot, and light the knot on fire. The tight paper will burn slowly, allowing more time for your wood to catch fire.
Tying the paper into a knot will prevent the layers from moving around when lit.
Step 5: Save dry bark
Save and dry small pieces of tree bark. Bark catches fire quickly and will maintain embers for a long time.
Step 6: Use dry debris
Use dry debris from your yard, such as twigs, leaves, and moss to start a fire.
Step 7: Enjoy
Enjoy a night under the stars next to the warmth of a fire.
In 2008, fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
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