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#300631 - 01/25/22 10:54 PM Nice Cotton Ball & Petroleum Jelly Firestarter Ar
KenK Offline
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Even after having used these for years, I found this article about cotton ball & petroleum jelly fire starters rather enlightening.

https://www.ramblinjim.com/articles/using-vaseline-cotton-balls-as-a-fire-starter

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#300646 - 01/27/22 12:59 AM Re: Nice Cotton Ball & Petroleum Jelly Firestarter Ar [Re: KenK]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 442
Loc: Wales, UK
They are simple and effective, though some people complain about the mess.

Have noticed a lot of the small scale commercial fire starters are now using cotton dental rolls doused in something.

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#300649 - 01/27/22 03:41 AM Re: Nice Cotton Ball & Petroleum Jelly Firestarter Ar [Re: KenK]
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Loc: southern Cal
Great article!! Thanks a bunch....
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