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Dryer lint to start fire

This is a discussion on Dryer lint to start fire within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I've been reading articles and some people are saying to store dryer lint in a ziploc bag, put it in your car console in case ...

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    Dryer lint to start fire

    I've been reading articles and some people are saying to store dryer lint in a ziploc bag, put it in your car console in case you need it to start a fire if your stranded. I'm wondering if you need to add anything to it to get it to spark? :?:

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    Re: Dryer lint to start fire

    No, you do not have to add anything to dryer lint to start a fire. It is very volatile when it comes to starting fires. A single spark from a flint/steel will create a blaze with it. The research that you have been reading is good. Keep a ziploc bag of it in your car, one in your bug out bag (3 day bag) in case you get caught in the rain without a match or lighter. Great idea!

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    Re: Dryer lint to start fire

    I have a little baggy in my car with two flnts also. Simple and I'll always have fire this way.

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    I kept a ton of dryer lint at one point...until I realized my wife sheds like a shetland pony. (My fault for asking her to keep her hair long!) Mmm...burnt hair is not my firestarting device of choice.=)
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    Re: Dryer lint to start fire

    You can also use a knife and drag it across your jeans, i'll produce little "lint" like fuzzies that catch really well.
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    Re: Dryer lint to start fire

    Great idea! You could roll it in a ball with petroleum jelly instead of cotton. Should burn for a long time.
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    If any of my brothers and sisters here run out of lint, call me immediately. My wife got a new washer and dryer and I swear I can rebuild the lamb that sacrificed his wool! At first I thought it was just good basic Wisconsin accoutrements. But this lint has the feel and smell of a deep Canadian port!

    We're survivalists, we can even smuggle lint. It's cold in a secret tent location...
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    Lint fires in dryer vents are more common than you'd think.
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    I made a bunch of fire starters by packing the lint into empty toilet parer rolls.
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    I can't find it in the woods.

    Go car camping and make a few fires.....

 

 
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