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Get my go-to survival firestarter: Cotton balls infused with petroleum jelly

Get my go-to survival firestarter: Cotton balls infused with petroleum jelly

$6.00

This fire starter is made from cotton balls infused with petroleum jelly and packed into a small plastic, recycled container with an easy to use pop-top.  This highly flammable material will start a fire under extreme conditions.

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Survival Common Sense Cotton Ball Firestarter

Three petroleum jelly infused cotton balls come in this recycled container that can be opened with one hand.

This fire starter is made from cotton balls infused with petroleum jelly and packed into a small plastic, recycled container with an easy to use pop-top.  This highly flammable material will start a fire under extreme conditions.

OK, you’re thinking, so why should I buy something I can make? And especially something that only has two ingredients?

Well – you should make as much of your survival kit as you can.

But will you? If you only need one or two firestarters, will you go to the trouble of gathering the materials, making sure they are combined correctly and then sealed in a reliable container? What if you don’t want to buy 100 cotton balls or six ounces of Vaseline? And what about instructions – if I already know how to use the firestarter, why do I need them?

Wouldn’t it be easier and quicker to just click on the “Add to Cart” button?

Here’s the sales pitch:

This is all about convenience and reliability. The value of  this system lies with the water-tight, recycled container, combined with an extremely reliable fire starting system. (Check out what my research showed.)  Jelly soaked cotton balls are sticky and messy and can leak out onto your other gear.  And if they get really hot inside your car, Murphy says you can depend on your so-so container leaking on the rest of your gear, at the worst possible time. Keep your firestarter  packed with this unique pop-top and recycled container.

Oh – and it can be opened with one hand. That could be huge if a hand or arm was disabled.

Reuse this container time and time again and pack your own jelly-infused cotton balls for starting a fire while camping, backpacking or recreating.

Why do you need directions?

Well, if you watch and learn from the videos below, you probably don’t. But you may not be the person using your survival gear. Suppose it’s YOU who is injured and incoherent – can someone else figure out how to use the firestarter to build an emergency fire and prevent hypothermia?

You decide. But make sure you have a reliable firemaking method in your gear.

Price includes shipping in the continental United States.

Learn how to use these materials by viewing the videos below!