If youre camping...Rub petroleum jelly over a bunch of cotton balls...then store in ziplock bag..Then when your ready to make a fire pull a few cotton strands out then place under your wood then light your cotton ball..instant fire starter ----- Good to know for fire pits too! :)
DIY Rattan Ball Patio Light Strand! Cost is $1 plus tax. Dollar Tree, and other dollar outlets, sell these grapevine deco balls by the bag. Take one of your strings of white Christmas lights, pop the rattan balls over each bulb, hang it up and plug it in! These deco string lights cost a lot when bought in retail stores. You can make your own and pocket the bucks for other DIY fun projects! Pssst! Use up some of the spray paint you have, or use colored lights, and change these up!
These great DIY firestarters use what you already have on hand: dryer lint, cotton balls, paper towels, etc. Each firestarter stays lit for around 10 minutes, enough time to get a great campfire going!
One of the best survival fire-making tools is a combination of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, and you can make these firestarter kits for pennies. Basically, you infuse (or gob) the cotton balls with Vaseline or some petroleum jelly derivative (such as Chapstick, Purell handcleaner, etc). When you need to make a fire, fluff up the cotton (as much as you can), and light it with a shower of sparks from a magnesium stick, match, or butane lighter.