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How to make char-cloth fire starter

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Used shoe polish can

Used shoe polish can

Poke a hole in the top. Any screw or nail will do.

Poke a hole in the top. Any screw or nail will do.

Cut an old t-shirt into small 1x1inch squares. In this pic and the next mine are a little too big. Smaller size will blacken up better.

Cut an old t-shirt into small 1x1inch squares. In this pic and the next mine are a little too big. Smaller size will blacken up better.

Something like this.

Something like this.

Place 6-8 pieces.

Place 6-8 pieces.

Use a fire starter. Match is easy but I like my blast match. It gives you directionally correct and HOT sparks time and time again!!

Use a fire starter. Match is easy but I like my blast match. It gives you directionally correct and HOT sparks time and time again!!

My foldable emberlit stove is awesome!  Make sure to google this and watch the you tube video.

My foldable emberlit stove is awesome! Make sure to google this and watch the you tube video.

It will look like this.

It will look like this.

Build the fire & place the can on top. The white smoke should stop in about 8 minutes depending on the heat.

Build the fire & place the can on top. The white smoke should stop in about 8 minutes depending on the heat.

Should look a little darker than this but it will work. Using your fire starter/match start a spark on the cloth. As it burns use something for a flame.

Should look a little darker than this but it will work. Using your fire starter/match start a spark on the cloth. As it burns use something for a flame.

Using one strike of my blast match and an old dryer sheet you get a flame.

Using one strike of my blast match and an old dryer sheet you get a flame.

  • 1.0 100% cotton cloth/t-shirt
  • 1.0 Pair of scissors
  • 1.0 1 tin container/old shoe polish/altoids can
  • 1.0 Small camp stove (I use the emberlit)
  • 1.0 Fire starter