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Recycled DIY Fire Starter

Use dryer lint and old cooking oil to make your own fire starter.

Updated October 18, 2019
Recycled DIY Fire Starter
Recycled DIY Fire Starter
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Making fires during winter in the fireplace or during summer out in the yard is so relaxing and a great way to hang out with friends and family; but, starting a fire can be such a chore. Try this great hack for starting a fire easily by using this Recycled DIY Fire Starter. By simply using the dryer lint that you usually throw away and a bit of used cooking oil, you can have an easy fire starter that really works. Lint burns so easily, and the cooking oil will keep it going long enough to light your wood. Check out this tutorial to make your own lint fire starters.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsMixed Media

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft

Beginner

Project TypeMake a Project

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Saving your dryer lint is the cheapest way to use a fire starter. When I went camping with a friend, we used empty toilet paper rolls filled with dryer lint as our fire starters.

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