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Old 01-02-2017, 02:00 AM   #166
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Another good fire starter, which works really well, is to cut old bicycle tubes into pieces and light them. Mountain bike tubes burn for about a minute per inch of tube.
Cut a 3 inch strip, insert a pack of matches inside, fold both ends over and wrap an elastic (or tape) around the package to make it water resistant and throw it in the bottom of your hiking pack.
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Scratched a door knob yesterday so I wrapped a piece of masking tape around the screwdriver.
Nice. No more trying not to touch the knob.
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Another good fire starter, which works really well, is to cut old bicycle tubes into pieces and light them. Mountain bike tubes burn for about a minute per inch of tube.
Cut a 3 inch strip, insert a pack of matches inside, fold both ends over and wrap an elastic (or tape) around the package to make it water resistant and throw it in the bottom of your hiking pack.
Good information jlhaslip. That reminds me of a tip I read somewhere that if you're hiking out in the wilderness, you can light part of a bike tire tube on fire and the black smoke will let people know where you are.
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Good information jlhaslip. That reminds me of a tip I read somewhere that if you're hiking out in the wilderness, you can light part of a bike tire tube on fire and the black smoke will let people know where you are.
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Other good fire starters...
pine sap smeared on a stick
a cotton ball coated with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
dryer lint
cotton balls or any kind of fabric coated with wax
I have seen some of those on an old tv show Survivorman (Les Stroud). He also used some corn chips on an episode. They lit surprisingly well and long. Works well unless you smoked some weed, got the munchies then ate all your Doritos; but then again you'd be so baked you wouldn't care.
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I never thought about using chips. I guess anything with oil in it would work. Another thing that works well is alcohol swabs.

I saw a video where they used a mason jar, some olive oil and a long candle wick to make a lamp. It seems like they used a paper clip to keep the lit end of the wick up out of the oil.
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I don't know if I have already shared this tip in this thread, so sorry if it's a repeat.

The other day I burned my pinky finger on a metal spoon that was hot from being used in boiling veggie oil. Right away, I asked my daughter to get 2 eggs out of the fridge and separate the yolks from the whites.

I whipped the egg whites a little bit with a fork and then held my hand in the bowl, while drizzling the whites over the burnt area for 20 minutes.

Before I started, the pain was terrible, but when I was done, the pain was gone and there wasn't even a red mark.

I have used egg whites about 3 times now for burns on my own hands and arms and 2 times when my grandson was small and touched hot spots on the stove top and oven rack. It works very well.

Just wanted to share this. If you look it up on Snopes, the last time I checked, they said it doesn't work, but from my own experience, it most certainly does.
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I don't know if I have already shared this tip in this thread, so sorry if it's a repeat.

The other day I burned my pinky finger on a metal spoon that was hot from being used in boiling veggie oil. Right away, I asked my daughter to get 2 eggs out of the fridge and separate the yolks from the whites.

I whipped the egg whites a little bit with a fork and then held my hand in the bowl, while drizzling the whites over the burnt area for 20 minutes.

Before I started, the pain was terrible, but when I was done, the pain was gone and there wasn't even a red mark.

I have used egg whites about 3 times now for burns on my own hands and arms and 2 times when my grandson was small and touched hot spots on the stove top and oven rack. It works very well.

Just wanted to share this. If you look it up on Snopes, the last time I checked, they said it doesn't work, but from my own experience, it most certainly does.
Or maybe 20 minutes mitigates the pain....
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I use Penaten cream. It burns for a couple minutes and then subsides. I cover the cream with a bandaid right away.
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I use Penaten cream. It burns for a couple minutes and then subsides. I cover the cream with a bandaid right away.
Oh never heard of that need to try
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Hello..
Tips for kitchen cleaning, wash your kitchen sink and floor using the mixture of baking soda and lemon.
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I learnt to recycle my beer bottle. I have thrown a lot. I could better use them and can make beautiful crafts, I recently learnt.

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