Sunday, May 20, 2012

Camping Waterproof firestarters

My boys were so excited for this weekend to go camping with their dad.  Our Oregon weather has been perfectly beautiful but there is always the chance of wet.  My son wanted to make sure he had everything he needed to make sure the fire would start.  {It just would not be camping with out hot dogs on a roasting stick and marshmallow by a fire} 
          He hand dipped each match in wax and then we made these fun dudes.  Cut the cups from the egg cartons.  Put a lint ball inside and pour wax into the cup over the lint.  This makes a great fire starter that is also water proof.  {Just when I thought I couldn't reuse lint for something useful}

They are small and easy to carry.  I also made some extra for later.  The wax soaks in, make sure to cover and let it puddle on top as well.
I am glad that I stayed home with little man.  I really am not ready for camping with a baby.  Instead I stayed home and enjoyed a quiet evening sipping hot chocolate with a spoonful of coconut oil.  It tastes amazing.  I hoping this week I might get to posting more often.  I have so many projects to get to. 
  Tricia Marie


  1. This is really interesting Tricia. So do they have any kind of wick? Or do you just light the egg carton part? Thanks for sharing I'll be saving my lint for something else besides birds to make nests with!

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