Tag: wax

Get another wax job

If you already concocted a lifetime supply of fly floatant and still have a truckload of paraffin wax left over, here’s another use for it: fire starters.

Cut up egg cartons (the paper kind, NOT the styrofoam ones) packed with dryer lint, then submerged in the melted (via the double boil method) wax until the bubbles quit bubblin’. Set to dry – they’ll be hard as rocks when they are – and then chop to suit depending on the prevalence of pyromania on your mind.


Burn forever, kinda like tax legislation. Credit goes to Nate O’ Taylor, a.k.a. Doctor MacGyver, for the instructions.

MG signing off (to sit by a warm fire because someone stole my Gator Snuggie)