5 Dollar Preps: DIY Fire Starter


By Dave H, a reader of SurvivalCache.com

Being able to start a fire in an emergency situation is critical to your survival.  Fire provides warmth, comfort, protection, and the ability to purify water.  A low cost do it yourself fire starter might be just what you are looking for.

Here is a cheap and effective way to build your own fire starter cubes.  Low Cost Fire StarterThese cubes can be used to start a reliable fire in any weather situation.  The best news is you can make these fire starters for very little money.  You will need an egg carton, dryer lint, paraffin (~1lb), aluminum foil and a way to melt the paraffin.

How To Make It

The first step is to cut off the top of the egg carton.  Place the egg carton on top of the sheet of aluminum foil.  This will keep you from having a very big mess.  Plus it is easy to remove the excess wax from the aluminum.  Next, fill the egg cups with dryer lint.

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