Make your own Waterproof Fire Starters! Perfect for lighting campfires, bbq’s and more even when things are damp.
While the recipe lists paraffin wax, you can use any kind of wax that you prefer, including old candles, (or dollar store candles, chopped into pieces!), especially if you’re making a large number of fire starters to have on hand.
1 c. paraffin, melted
1 1/2 cups sawdust
We recommend having a junk pot to make homemade recipes such as this, again, the dollar store often has pots and pans for $2-3 each.
Melt the wax and add the sawdust, stirring well to thoroughly coat. Spoon it into the paper cup and shove a single q-tip into the center. Pour about 1 Tbs of additional melted wax over the top of each Q-tip “wick” if you want the wick to also be waterproof.
To Use: Light the Q-tip wick with a match or lighter.