DRYER LINT

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 358 winchester, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Lead Lobber

    Lead Lobber Former Guest

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    A bit of cork works well for a wick when used with wax shavings in a depression, such as the bottom of an aluminum can. Also, you can pour charcoal starter on sand or soil (damp or dry) and light it. The ground works as a wick for an instant camp fire. You can do the same thing with sand in a can.

    LL
  2. Ron, it seems appropriate that you should post this. I mean, after all, soon it will be <ahem> "Lint." :D ;) :p
  3. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    & all this time I thought dryer lint was only good to put out in the garden, so the birds could use it in their nest's. :D
  4. berto64

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    One other easy-light a fire source is pitch.

    Most of the hunters and fishermen on the rivers in the NW always carry a container of Pine pitch in their gear. It's easy to light and burns well in windy and wet conditions.

    It also burns long enough to dry out tinder and small twigs.
  5. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member

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    Back in 72' Outdoor life had a recipie for a Ice fishing hand warmer.
    1 gallon paint can (well cleaned)
    A full roll of but wipe and a bottle of rubbing alachol,
    I made one, took it fishing, it made a new hole for me. :cool:
  6. Crpdeth

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    Rofl

    Sounds like it worked well!

    Maybe a flat rock or something to sit the can on would help? Might be better utilized as an "ice hole maker" (I know, I know:D ) than a hand warmer. :D

    Crpdeth
  7. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

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    Is this the sappy root area Berto? I've read where you can find a small pine tree that has recently broken off at the trunk and fallen over and basicly beat the root out of the ground, then there is an area just under the base that is really sappy...People state that they use it to get a good fire going then actually pull it out of the fire, smother it and use it again and again in that manner.

    *Things I must try*


    Crpdeth

    *edit*

    I actually found the blog that I was reading on this.

    http://www.survivalmonkey.com/Fat-lighter.htm

    Crpdeth
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2007
  8. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    DON"T SIT ON IT WHILE IT IS BURNING :eek: and put the fire out before using for its intended purpose :D :D :D
  9. hoser1

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    You can put dryer lint in those cardboard egg cartons and pour gulfwax in with the lint and have some cool fire starters. The 2 can stove is a great idea and I'm gonna make one or two. I've used the coffee can/ toilet paper/ rubbing alcohol heaters for years. they work great. In the boat when it's colder'n a witches tit, they are handy indeed. Course, now they have these cool heaters you screw onto a propane bottle that put out some real heat.
    Keeps the tent warm.
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