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    The best firestarter you've never heard of...

    When I learned of these a few years back I was kicking myself! Time and again these were helpful in getting a campfire started, especially when I got my place up in the PNW.

    Here's how you do it:

    If you pre-prepare cotton balls with petroleum jelly smeared onto it you are good to go, almost!

    Just some flint and (magnesium) striker ignition and your firelighting just became akin to childsplay.

    Trying to do this without petroleum jelly means it's more difficult to raise the flashpoint of the cotton wool ball and fire etc.

    Carrying a bag of these prepped cotton wool balls means you'll not have a nightmare of trying to start a fire with wet tinder, bark etc.

    #2
    Oar carry corn chips preferably the generic variety.....

    Double wammy....body and fire fuel.............
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      #3
      Holy shit!

      Cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly?! Could it really be just that easy? Are you...a wizard? You should teach a survival school and charge people to attend. You could probably make several hundred dollars!

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        #4
        I saw a video where a guy started a fire with just an orange.
        Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Harvey_Wideshaft View Post
          Holy shit!

          Cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly?! Could it really be just that easy? Are you...a wizard? You should teach a survival school and charge people to attend. You could probably make several hundred dollars!
          Mate, I think you are onto something there! You can be my first mug *ahem* customer.

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            #6
            Originally posted by swampbilly View Post
            Oar carry corn chips preferably the generic variety.....

            Double wammy....body and fire fuel.............
            That's good also, but less energy density.

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              #7
              I would like to ask that when including "you've never heard of" in a thread title, one might possibly have something original to say.

              The cotton ball in vasoline is so old even Bear Grylls does it.


              Sad really.
              Go Space Force!!!

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                #8
                The title confused me too,
                Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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                  #9
                  I've done it. I'm kinda a survival expert.
                  I don't know.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Watch Ryder View Post

                    That's good also, but less energy density.

                    works for me

                    ya cant ate cotton balls infused with vasoline
                    "Virtute et armis"

                    Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

                    https://www.uso.org

                    Islam is right about women

                    sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

                    #learn2code

                    Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

                    Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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                      #11
                      I always see the hardcore guys lighting cotton balls, then I whip out my bic, light a fire and a few candles and swoon the ladies as I pop a beer top with the lighter. Meanwhile some guy covered in rawhide, bathed in fire ash, is lighting cotton balls in some silly lateral fire.
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                        #12
                        I order the Air Force to carpet bomb a jungle, if I need a good fire.

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                          #13
                          Pringles work well.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Smudge View Post
                            Pringles work well.

                            never tried em, next bonfire i will
                            "Virtute et armis"

                            Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

                            https://www.uso.org

                            Islam is right about women

                            sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

                            #learn2code

                            Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

                            Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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                              #15
                              Next time, order some pure sodium or potassium to toss on the logs. Impress your friends by pissing on the fire and having it ignite into a burst of flames.
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