posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 10:09 AM
Well if you are using flint I would recommend tinder, which is essentially a fine steel wool used to catch and ignite a small fire.
I was just discussing this in chat and is very workable with a bic lighter.
What you will need
Egg carton, 1 doz size (cardboard not styro)
Dryer lint (a good handful)
A good amount of melted wax.
Ok so you want to lay your egg carton out on the table, start with a few of the wood shavings, then evenly pat down the dryer lint into the carton. On
top of that, spread your shredded newspaper and the remainder of the wood shavings. IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE MORE FLAMMABLE MATERIALS THAN YOU USE WAX
FOR THE NEXT STEP OR YOU WILL HAVE A HARD TIME IGNITING THE PORTABLE FIRE.
CAREFULLY pour your melted wax into the egg carton so that the individual egg holders are full but not overflowing. The wax should help everything
pack down very nicely into the carton AND keep it dry! (BONUS!)
After the wax hardens you can break your carton into 12. Congratulations, you now have 12 portable fires.