‘Firebomb’ Firestarters

Firebombs, at least the ones I make, are not bombs.  They have a similar shape to a stick of dynamite, so I guess that’s how they got the name.  Nonetheless, they do make an excellent firestarter in the home and the woods.

Rolled newspaper wrapped with Jute then soaked in paraffin wax = the Firebomb

Rolled newspaper wrapped with Jute then soaked in paraffin wax = the Firebomb

I actually started making these many years ago as gifts to friends for their fireplaces and as an emergency firestarter for my family if I was out of town and they needed heat from the fireplace.  Some of my recipients asked where I bought them they were so impressed.  Well the good news is they are very inexpensive to make and an easy project.

Firebombs ready for use.

Firebombs ready for use.

Check out this video on how to make “firebombs” and see how well they burn:

About Christian Noble

Chris Noble is the founder of MasterWoodsman.com and Woodsmoke Camping Company. A Master Naturalist, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and has worked as a Registered Forester and Certified Burn Manager in several states. Chris is also a Wilderness First Responder and since the late 90’s has been “practicing primitive” skills and taking lessons from numerous Master Woodsmen throughout North America. An advocate for Conservation, teacher of Wilderness Living Skills, and happily married, he enjoys passing what he has learned thus far to others, especially his 2 children, Emerson and Duncan.
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