Fire is often one of the most underrated survival resources ever discussed. Many people just don't seem to consider the significance of fire, yet it's one the most useful resources we could obtain.
However, beyond the fact that it's useful and more people need to start acknowledging that, it's also hard to acquire. After all, starting it can be quite tricky, especially in cold or wet conditions.
That's when this genius idea comes in handy! It's a makeshift fire starter that's waterproof. Sounds pretty useful to me!
So, to learn how you can make this waterproof fire starter all on your own, here's a useful tutorial from the folks at Urban Survival Site.
What You Need
- Cotton balls
- Plastic straws (the fat ones are better for this)
How To Make It
- Rub one or two cotton balls in Vaseline and then tear the cotton apart into threads.
- Cut the straws into three-inch-pieces.
- Use your pliers to pinch one of one of the pieces shut. Run your lighter next to the pinched end and it should fuse shut.
- Take your Vaseline covered cotton threads, roll them up, and stuff as much as you can into the open end of the straw.
- Close off that open end by repeating the same process with the lighter.
- Repeat with all the other pieces.
- When you need to access the cotton inside, simply cut the straw open with a knife.
And there you have it, the simple method to making this clever contraption! With this fire starter, you'll have great access to an easy method of obtaining fire at any time. Talk about a useful tool for any survivalist.
For more information on this great design and to see it built, please visit Urban Survival Site.
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