Well I have found a new interesting concept and I thought I might share my attempt with it. It is a fire starter that has an ignition source, an accelerent, and fuel, all in one. And an additional benefit is they are waterproof! The idea here is to take a Strike Anywhere match, wrap it in toilet paper, and then dip it completely in paraffin.
I can’t take the credit for this idea as I saw it a few months ago on a YouTube video by the “intenseangler”. I don’t recall how I happened upon the site, as much of it has to do with fishing, but I was glad I did.
In the video, the small Strike Anywhere matches are used, which requires that the toilet paper you wrap around it be cut into thirds. I don’t have any of the smaller Strike Anywhere matches, only the large kitchen type. Therefore I was able to cut the toilet paper squares in half, making the Self-Igniting Fire Starter longer, and therefore larger. It is recommended that you use a “soft” toilet paper and I used Charmin Ultra Soft, two ply, as this is all we use.