How to: Make Egg Carton Fire Starters

Category: Fire / Difficulty Level: 1
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Sometimes in the quest for fire you need a little boost to get the spark to flame. Egg carton fire starters are just the easy-to-make item to keep in your car or around camp. Reuse old egg cartons, which are both bio-degradable and flammable by filling each compartment with dryer-lint and pouring tallow (rendered beef suet) over them.

Cut them out for individual usage. Pick up some of the lint from the compartment in order to ignite the fuzz, add a spark, and...PRESTO! A near-perfect accelerrant to help the BBQ or camp-fire be come a raging inferno.

All you need is:

  • Beef tallow, beeswax, or paraffin (artificial wax)
  • Dryer lint (an excuse to save), cotton, dandelion fluff, cattail down, or any combination of light and fluffy combustible material
  • Egg carton

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