Emergency PreparednessHomemade Survival Cotton Ball Fire Starter Project

Homemade Survival Cotton Ball Fire Starter Project

These homemade survival cotton ball fire starter project is a a frugal, homemade, ultralight emergency fire starting preparedness supplies. If you ever tried to start and sustain a fire with just plain matches in harsh weather conditions, you know that it is not very easy.

Homemade Survival Cotton Ball Fire Starter Project

There are many different projects like this that are designed to help you to be better prepared in the event of a prolonged emergency. Being able to start a large enough fire that can be used to both cook your food and to provide warmth at night is paramount. This is where a fire starter will really come in handy, it is designed to stay burning for a longer period of time than a match.

● Shows how to create simple to use tool to start a fire

● Project includes a complete list of all materials and supplies needed for the project

● Project also includes an easy to follow step by step instruction guide

● Includes several full color images that depict several stages of the project

When it comes to surviving in case of an emergency or when you find yourself isolated in the wilderness, one of the most important things you need is the ability to start a fire. Without fire you cannot cook food that you might be able to catch/hunt or keep warm after the sun goes down.


– Some candles or candle wax

– A lighter

– Some cotton wool/balls

– Tin foil/aluminum foil

– Mentholated spirits

– Plastic sheet/ice cream container lid

– Scissors

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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