7 Utterly Ingenious Ways to Start a Stubborn Campfire


Cotton Balls and Petroleum Jelly

3653475_mlThis one takes a little pre-planning to be sure you have everything on hand. Or you can make these ahead and bring them along.  

But coating cotton balls in petroleum jelly and wrapping them up in aluminum foil creates a handy fire starter.

When you’re ready to use it, cut an X in the packet and pull a bit of the cotton out and twist it until you have a wick to light, now put it into your fire set up and watch it go.


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