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« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2007 07:11:53 PM »

I completely forgot to mention that I also got a totally sweet foldable stove for using canned heat with. Yes, an entire little stove, along with all of the other great stuff happykat sent. I have to say the smell of that canned heat is a really vivid and great memory of my camping childhood and I can't wait to use it!
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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2007 08:26:26 PM »

The "ugly" firestarters are made of eco-friendly recycled egg cartons though, aren't they?

Too true.  I guess there is no way of 'prettying' that up.  Then again, its getting burnt anyway.

I love the idea of crafting a little camp stove.  You guys have been so creative with the things you've made.
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« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2007 07:02:42 AM »

The "ugly" firestarters are made of eco-friendly recycled egg cartons though, aren't they?


What else goes into the firestarters?  We had a heckofa time getting a fire to start on our last trip and these would've been perfect!  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2007 09:54:26 AM »

I fill up empty egg cartons with dryer lint and pour melted wax over it all. 
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« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2007 11:33:40 AM »

I fill up empty egg cartons with dryer lint and pour melted wax over it all. 

Brilliant idea!  regular wax or parafin?  does it matter?
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« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2007 03:31:03 PM »

I will use whatever I have around.  Though if your are using it to light a fire that you are cooking over you are supposed to use just paraffin (no colours or scents).  I've used old broken candles before.
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« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2007 04:43:43 PM »

myklia is awesome... i totally love everything she made for me!
I feel so lucky that I got paired up with her. Grin

you can also do tootsie roll style firestarters with wax and lint wrapped in wax paper. saves a little on the supplies... but the little cup ones are awesome because they last longer... more time to get your teeny tinies( my word for kindeling) to start burning.  Grin
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« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2007 06:13:32 PM »

Such a great idea!  The DH and I had to resort to using briquettes (luckily we had them!) to get our fire going.  It felt like we were cheating!  We went camping over Memorial Day and there was still snow on the ground.  Everything was soaked even though it was off the dirt.  Thank goodness for red pine needles and briquettes!  Cheesy
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krafty_kelly
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2007 06:24:04 PM »

you can also do tootsie roll style firestarters with wax and lint wrapped in wax paper.

Oh, that's cool.  I've never made them like that.  I've seen broken bits of candle wrapped tootsie roll style in waxed paper.  Candle kisses or fire kisses.  I've heard them called both.

Has anyone tried the cotton balls dipped in vaseline?  I've often seen this listed as a good fire starter but ... I dunno...seems kinda messy.
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myklia
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2007 06:52:02 PM »

myklia is awesome... i totally love everything she made for me!
I feel so lucky that I got paired up with her. Grin

I am glad you liked everything.
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