If you hike with small children, feel blessed. For you have access to the ultimate DIY UL firestarter:
This amazing firestarter is….a crayon. Yes, those things you curse as you pick up 20 broken ones and toss. Yet, in late summer a box of 20 can be had for often less than 50 cents. 20 firestarters for 50 cents? Yes! Even the everyday price is a bargain.
Simply light the paper, and sit back. Instant candle and firestarter. It burns quiet, with little smoke, and keeps going for quite some time (we finally put this one out after 10 minutes).