Introduction: Fire Starter
This Fire Starter is a useful addition to your camping kit and can be used in a couple of ways:
i) To light a gas cooking stove from the flame of another.
ii) Getting kindling lite, by cutting off a small piece and placing under the kindling.
The fire starter can easily be extinguished by sliding the tube over the flame.
- Cotton rope
- Wax candle
- Beer can
- Packing tap.
Step 1: Making the Tube
- Cut a piece of aluminium sheet from a been can.
- Roll into a tube the diameter of the cotton rope and secure with packing tape.
- Cut a wax candle into small pieces.
If you want instructions on how to make a piece of aluminum sheet from a beer can: Follow step one to make aluminum sheet.
Step 2: Melting the Candle Wax
- Place the candle pieces into a cut down beer can (or similar container), placed into a saucepan containing water. Boil the water. This will melt the wax without damaging your saucepan.
- The can with melted wax may need to held using a stick.
- When the wax has melted, add in a length on cotton rope and leave for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the cotton rope and allow to dry.
Step 3: Completed Fire Starter
- Insert the waxed rope into the aluminum tube.
- The fire starter can now be used.
Step 4: Works Even When Wet
Even after the rope has been immersed in water it will still light.
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