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Re: [pct-l] great cotton ball of fire
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] great cotton ball of fire
- From: Brick Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 09:07:08 -0700
At 08:51 AM 8/21/00 , Jack Young wrote:
>I just learned about a new tip for fire starting. Take a cotton ball and
>impregnate a bunch of Vaseline. Light and it will burn for about 10
>minutes. Plenty of time to start a blaze of a fire.
Test it before you go. I tried this, and found that the cotton won't burn
if there is too much Vaseline. I ended up saturating a cotton ball, then
adding a couple more dry ones to the mix to get the right amount to burn.
Warming the vaseline helped speed the process. I also found cotton duc
upholstery stuffing worked better than cotton balls.
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