posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 03:45 PM
Okay, time to laugh again. While attempting to make the ultimate tinder I started collecting dryer lint. I think it is the ultimate tinder base.
Lots of loose highly refined, highly flammable pits in a nice light package.
So here is the problem, how can I make an easy to light in new extreme conditions, neat, and long shelf life tinder?
I first tried melting petroleum jelly and mixing in the lint. All that gave me was a shedding wax ball.
I was thinking about making a type of char cloth
But i figure from lint all i get is char dust!
So I was thinking that with that char dust I could try the melted petrol jelly again or maybe water and pressing into blocks.
Anyways that is as far as I have gotten.
My wife got upset when she saw the work I was doing (bright red lint stuck every where) so I need to have a better idea of the finished product before
I test again.
so the conditions are.
1. be able to catch fire quickly (with out having to heat first)
2. stay lit in light rain or medium wind.
3. not be explosive or spew noxious fumes.