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Cotton Fire starter
by: Anonymous

I found that putting the cotton/petroleum jelly in an old film canister works better. Just take the top off an light. You can get old 35mm canisters at any photo lab. They usually have a bunch of them and will give them away.

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An addition to the big pack:
by: Anthony

I have found that pre-rolling plain cotton balls in petroleum jelly make great water-proof fire starters.
They are slightly a bit messy, but I keep at least 3 in a small ziplock in my kit.
Petroleum jelly is very flammable, and on wet days help start a fire even if your tender is damp.

I also stuff a compacted ziplock with lint from the dryer trap. It makes easy tinder in a pinch too.

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by: Richard

I think that all of that is very good and some of those I wouldnt have tought about but for the big one maybe adding some paracord or heavy twine like 200 lb would be good at least 100 ft of it. Which I cut mine in 4 parts 25 ft ea.
I also for the first time the other day seen some natural soap which was in powder form which I think is perfect or even grinding up a bar.

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