Fire Starters

Monday, August 6, 2007Filed Under Girl Scouts |

Fire StartersSince we’ll be camping while we’re at the beach, we need to make some Fire Starters so that it’s a little bit easier to get our campfire started in the evenings!

While at Girl Scout camp as a kid, we learned how to make fire starters from cardboard egg cartons, dryer lint and melted wax.  I’ve been keeping the last couple egg cartons just for this occasion!

These are so easy to make.  Just stuff each egg holder with dryer lint, then melt some candle wax and pour it over each egg holder.  Close the lid and you have a very easily portable fire starter!  When it’s time to make your fire, simply tear off a few of the egg  holders and place them at the bottom of your fire ring.  Put some kindling and a little newspaper around it then stack some wood around it.  Light the newspaper and fire starter and you have a nice hot fire in a matter of minutes!


4 Comments so far

  1. Marg on August 17, 2007 9:45 pm

    Oh gosh Bev…I was a Girl Guide Leader for 6 yrs..Rachele and I made them up for Guide Camp! They are great! I wonder if that’s where I remember them a Girl Scout when I was growing up in Avon Lake,Ohio!

  2. Loretta on October 4, 2007 11:14 am

    Hey, I remember making these before our camping trips in scouts! :) We always had good fires.

  3. kathy on November 6, 2007 9:10 pm

    Girl Scout fire starters work great! Instead of dryer lint, go to your local lumber yard and ask for some saw dust. They’ll give you as much as you want for free and it works just as well. Use the same process, just substitute saw dust for lint.

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