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Re: [pct-l] great cotton ball of fire

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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