CARMEX Lip Balm as Fuel Extender?

CARMEX Lip Balm as Fire Fuel Extender?

CARMEX Lip Balm as Fuel Extender?

CARMEX Lip Balm as Fuel Extender?

Have you ever gathered tinder to start a fire by friction or by using a fire steel only for it to last just a second or 2 before being gone? If you’ve spent much time in the woods then you already know how some tinder materials can go POOF with a quick flame and some smoke and be gone in just 1 or 2 seconds. One such tinder is Cattail Down. It is a great tinder material and ignites with a spark almost immediately but it burns soooo fast that it can be difficult to get your other materials lit in time.

As a survivalist, I evaluate everything I carry into the woods. I like for each item I have with me to have at least 2 or 3 different uses. For example, I always carry some lip balm with me. However, I want that lip balm to serve a dual purpose. Not only do I want it to help with dry chapped lips but what else???

If you choose the right kind of lip balm you can also use it as a tinder fuel extender when starting a fire with limited resources. I have chosen to use CARMEX as my lip balm. CARMEX is a beeswax and petroleum based lip balm. When you mix this product with tinder such a cattail down, it extends the length of time this tinder will burn. The tinder acts almost like a candle wick that is burning fuel rather than just going up in a quick puff of smoke. It gives you more time to get your larger kindling lit.

Carmex - A Multi-Use Tool for the Survivalist

Carmex - A Multi-Use Tool for the Survivalist

This past weekend my brother Mike and I went ice fishing. To cook the fish we caught, I built a fire using this TINDER EXTENDER quick tip.Hopefully you enjoyed this quick tip. I would love to hear your thoughts and or questions about other fuel extenders that you know about….

A great natural fuel extender is PINE SAP…

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