Update Feb 11, 2014... I started using these for our fireplace fires in the fall and they work like a charm. I don't use anything to tie the ends together. It's unnecessary. Super simple and useful way to reuse newspapers. ~ Twisted Newspaper Fire Starter
For camping or late nights at the beach? Leave 1/4 of Mountain dew in bottle (just dont drink it all), add a tiny bit of baking soda and 3 caps of peroxide. Put the lid on and shake - walla! Homemade glow stick (bottle) solution. i SO wanna try this!