Fire being one of the essentials of survival, you always have to make sure that you have access to tools to help you build one quickly in the event of an emergency. I have already shared with you how to make fire from ice and how to start fire with sugar, lets add to that list with these diy waterproof fire starters.
Besides being super easy to make, they will cost about $3 only to make as many as 100 of these. The advantages of using these over the ones that use cotton balls and petroleum jelly is that unlike petroleum jelly, wax does not expire. Therefore you can keep these in your emergency kit for many years and they will still work. They also tend to burn for a longer period of time.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- candles in glass containers
- cotton rounds
- tweezers or pliers
- large pot
- small bowl
- aluminum foil
- cookie sheet
Step By Step Instructions
Fill your pot with water and set it to
boil at medium high on your stove.
Place your candles in their containers in
the boiling water and leave to melt.
Pour the melted wax into the small bowl and
dip and fully coat each cotton round into the wax.
Set to dry on the cookie sheet lined with
Leave to completely dry out and then store them
in a an air tight container or Ziploc bag.
Even if these are exposed to water, they will still light up. Simply break them apart and light with your match stick or lighter. You will probably just need only one or two to get your fire started as already mentioned above, they tend to burn for quite a bit. Go on, go make your batch now! 🙂
You can watch the video below (source) on how to make diy waterproof fire starters…