A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.
I just keep a propane torch in the bus. Hook it up to a regular camping propane bottle, light it up and stick it into the kindling...presto, fire. Just don't keep it there longer than needed as it could explode.
Great idea with the PJ and cotton balls. I'll try it. I'd like to know how long it will last. Could be a good source as a temporary candle for extra light or whatever
In addition to the vaseline saturated cotton balls suggested above, I also wad-up balls of dryer lint and soak them in melted candle wax and lay them out to dry. The cotton balls are great for igniting with a flint spark and the waxed dryer balls keep the fire going. This combination can't be beat, except of course by a gallon of white gas....
I make my fire starters from empty egg crates, I cut off the cover and toss it in the trash, then I line the bottom of the egg crate with tinfoil. I then fill the egg crate with wood chips from my planer or sawdust will work also. I melt two sticks of Gulf Wax in a pan and then drizzle the melted wax over the chips/dust until it is soaked. Let the crate cool and place in a large ziplock bag. When you need a firestarter break off one of the egg cups and place where the fire will be and light it. These will burn for sometime so you can get your fire going well.
I use the cardboard rolls that remain from bath tissue rolls. I depress one on one side and slide it into another. Every time I have an empty one, I do the same thing to the once with other rolls already slide into it until it will not hold anymore. They are great kindling and free.
Some great ideas here. Sounds like I need to start collecting paper towel & toilet paper rolls. Me collect dryer lint? LOL. But will try anything to eliminate hauling news papers.