Easy No Cost Fire Starters

"I'm afraid that I'm not really good at starting fires in the fireplace. And, since it will be fireplace season soon, I thought that I would post this little tip here. I read about this somewhere online a few years ago and gave it a try. It works well and doesn't cost any extra money. The only ingredients listed are vinegar and water - which are not used in this 'recipe' - but Zaar wouldn't take the 'other' ingredients."
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  • Ingredients:.
  • empty toliet paper roll.
  • lint, from the dryer.
  • Use the lint out of your dryer and stuff it into a used (empty) toilet paper roll.
  • These little rolls are then placed under the logs in the fireplace and lit.
  • This gets a good fire rolling for no pennies at all.

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  1. PalatablePastime
    These are so simple to bake and burn so easily! They make excellent kindling for free. I put a little drop of scented oil on the roll to make it a little extra special and release some nice scent into the air as well. I'll never toss tp rolls or lint away again! Thanks for sharing.
  2. Linky
    -38 wind chill at noon today. Worse tomorrow! These are some handy little fire starters - for starting a new fire or getting a dying one going again!
  3. SB61287
    12 degrees last night, used the fire starters & they are awesome! DH didn't believe me when I told him I got a fire started. Thank you so much for posting. Congrats on your Football Conference Champion win!
  4. rosie316
    Tried making these tonight. They worked great! Thank you, Vic :)
  5. MarraMamba
    these WORK! i am now saving my paper towel and plastic wrap tubes too, they can be cut into pieces as well.


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