Sunday, November 10, 2013

Homemade Campfire Starters

Homemade Campfire Starters – David Webb

Rating: ****

            “Homemade Campfire Starters” is an exceptional article on easy to make fire starters using supplies in your very own home.

            Spending a few hours now making your own fire starters will have you ready at a moment’s notice to make a nice, warm fire. David Webb has many suggestions for ways to make your own. These suggestions include: soaking cotton balls in petroleum jelly, dryer lint soaked in citronella lamp fuel, putting sawdust mixed with melted paraffin wax in egg cartons to create your own egg shaped fire starters, making a duct tape ball and using rubber tubing (not recommended unless in certain circumstances). Some of these fire starters take more preparation than others, but others for example duct tape, can be used in a survival situation.

            This article was a fantastic one for me to read since I am not very skilled at making fires. As well, I find that it is difficult at times to make a decent fire and it can take a very long time before the fire ignites. When we were in Algonquin Park with the school, at times we would have trouble making a good fire to cook our food and to warm up. These fire starters could have definitely helped us then and I’m sure that they will be great to have on any outdoor trips in the future.


Webb, David. "Homemade Campfire Starters”. Explore Magazine. Web. 10 Nov. 2013.    < >.

1 comment:

  1. Great article and review. No further feedback required.