These Simple DIY Fire Starters Make Camping Easy

Not a campfire pro? No worries! These easy DIY fire starters get a blaze goin’ in no time. Here’s how to make them!

Lint Carton Fire Pods


* Candles, or any wax

* Paper egg carton

* Laundry lint

* Scissors or box cutter


# Melt any leftover candles or wax available.

# In a egg carton (it has to be paper), place a cotton ball amount of lint into each pod.

# Pour in melted wax until lint is fully submerged.

# Let it dry and then cut each pod.

# Light the edge on fire and place it in the fire pit.

Match Candles

Inspired by Dirttime


* Matches

* Toilet paper

* Melted wax


# Take one piece of toilet paper and cut it in half.

# Roll the paper onto the match.

# Dip the match into the melted wax and let it dry.

# Before striking the match, make sure to scrape off the watch from the match head.

Fire Balls


* Cotton balls

* Isopropyl alcohol

* Petroleum jelly


# Soak the cotton ball in alcohol. Squeeze the excess out.

# Coat each cotton ball with petroleum jelly.

# Keep it in a safe container.

# Prior to lighting, make sure not to directly hold the cotton ball.

# Place the cotton ball in the fire pit and carefully drop the match to ignite the fire balls.

See the full how-to below:

Which fire starters will you make for your next campfire?


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