Fire starting is probably not my forte—I go through a lot of newspapers trying to get the fireplace going.
I found my trick though.
Cotton balls dipped in petroleum jelly!
I have learned several tricks, which I’ll share in the coming weeks, but lets look at this simple, practically free way to have a fire easily started: camping, in an emergency for warmth or cooking, or just that nice little fireplace fire.
…and do try it at home! [with parental supervision, and safe fire handling, and your ABC fire extinguisher nearby, of course]
Store your prepared cotton balls in a Ziploc baggie! You just did something that you may be rejoicing over in that next rolling blackout, hurricane, ice storm, or rainy camping trip!