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How to Start Fires in the Wild

When planning to bring a starter fire kit in the woods, one of the cheapest, lightweight, and effective method is using homemade Vaseline cotton balls. Have you tried using well-known and commercially sold survival fire starter kit such as EverStryke Pro and Ferro rod? There are many ways to start a fire in the wild like using tinder, and sawdust mixed into paraffin was and pressed into sticks, chips, cubes, paper cup, or mini logs. A lot of experienced hunters and campers use tinder, which can almost guarantee producing and holding a durable flame even in rain or wind that produce fire from a spark. You will also find corrugated cardboard rolled into cylinders as fire starters since they are soaked in paraffin.

As compared to other homemade fire starters, making a Vaseline cotton ball only takes you 30 seconds to make it. Try making your own Vaseline0filled cotton ball and you’ll be impressed with its tall and strong flame with a longer-lasting burn. You’ll be more impressed if you try testing your Vaseline cotton balls with water and wind tests. Get your money’s worth from a tiny and lightweight Vaseline-filled cotton ball fire starter, and have a strong flame for about four minutes. Vaseline cotton balls are waterproof because Vaseline is oil-based, and if you try dropping a Vaseline cotton ball in a glass of water, you’ll be surprised upon pulling it apart that the inside still have dry fibers that can be applied some spark to ignite a flame. Vaseline-filled cotton balls are wind-resistant because a Vaseline cotton balls starts burning, it won’t stop, and a strong gusts can blow a Vaseline cotton ball out due to its lightweight material, but just a little wind break can protect your fire. What many people love about Vaseline-filled cotton balls fire starters are their size and flexibility, not taking any space at all since they can be easily stored in a snack-sized Ziploc or a film canister.

A must have survival item is the Ferro rod or also known as the fire steel that only takes a cotton ball to set a fire for only thirty seconds, while Vaseline cotton balls are made of jelly petroleum that can provide a strong flame of up to four minutes. You essentially have a candle when you light a Vaseline cotton ball as it burns and melts. You need two ingredients when making your Vaseline cotton balls fire starters such as petroleum jelly and cotton balls. Make sure you have a 100% petroleum jelly to be effective and get jumbo-sized cotton balls (100% cotton). The easiest and cleanest method to put Vaseline on the cotton balls is scooping Vaseline into a snack-sized Ziploc bag, put some cotton balls, zip it up, and kneading the Vaseline into the cotton balls.What Research About Products Can Teach You

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