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Old 05-11-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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This is something we do that my wife started a couple of years ago. She saves all the lint collected by the dryer into bags. We take a bag with us when we go camping and use a small amount to start our campfires. The beauty of it is there is no residue. Unlike paper that will fly around after burning,it burns completly. The wife saves it all winter.

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This is something we do that my wife started a couple of years ago. She saves all the lint collected by the dryer into bags. We take a bag with us when we go camping and use a small amount to start our campfires. The beauty of it is there is no residue. Unlike paper that will fly around after burning,it burns completly. The wife saves it all winter.

Thought I would pass this along.
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Old 05-11-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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Your right we did that years ago also. It also helps start your fire if it has been raining recently and things are damp but not soaked. Put the lint into the cardboard egg cups, pour on some parafin wax and you have a sustained flame when you light it. Cheap and effective.
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That is good advice. How much is a small amount? Thanks for sharing
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Great idea ...and too, the price is right.

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You can also stick a candle stub in the middle of the egg carton spot so that you have a wick. They work well. I learned about these fire starters when I was a Girl Scout leader.
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:25 AM   #7
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I have never thought of saving my dryer lint! Always knew that it would be good for something. I will be taking it along for the next trip!
Thanks for the tip!
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Very Interesting! We will give it a try! I often wondered if there was a good use for the lint!
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:02 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Allegro Happy:
That is good advice. How much is a small amount? Thanks for sharing </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A small amount would be a little more than a fist full for me. It really doesn't take much. A small fist full and a few twigs for kindling and it takes right off. We currently have three bags of it saved at this point. All ready for the camping season...
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regarding how much, we filled the egg cups of the one dozen cardboard ( not styrofoam) egg carton poured melted paraffin wax on each little cup. Break off 1-2 for starting each fire, easy to carry and store and cheap. The candle is a good idea too. DW used to do preserving so we just recyled the wax at no cost.
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I use the lint trick too - however, I soak my lint in lamp oil and store it bulk in a recycled plastic peanut butter jar. Just a chunk the size of a golf ball will start the wettest wood. I use it at home to get my family room wood stove lit. No kindling - just the wood and a pinch of soaked lint. Works every time!
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.....your wives don't have a lot to do with their spare time do they?....I'd make then get a part time job just to keep things quiet around the RV for a while each day.....so I could get a nap without being disturbed....this Martha Stewart thing is getting out of hand......geofkaye
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KAYERIVERCITY:
.....your wives don't have a lot to do with their spare time do they?....I'd make then get a part time job just to keep things quiet around the RV for a while each day.....so I could get a nap without being disturbed....this Martha Stewart thing is getting out of hand......geofkaye </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not much to do?? My wife washes clothes for 7 people.. She can't find time for herself half the time. We really pile up the lint with that kind of washing. Hey, maybe I could market my lint..!
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Believe it or not, there is a market for dryer lint.

Ebay. Ya! I know!! Hey, what the heck, if they're having fun, who cares?
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