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wax and sawdust bisquits
« on: December 08, 2013, 12:11:17 PM »
was watching a vid on youtube and thot I,d try this.. takes no time at all and they work GREAT. I made a few patties about the size of hamburger patties.. just melted parafin wax and added wood shavings from my planer.. sawdust will work too. and old broken candles. placed in a mold (tin can with both ends cut out) let cool.. done.
after they cooled (its -18 outside) I broke off a chunk and lit it, then tried to blow it out.. quite wind resistant.
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 01:02:01 PM »
We have also tried this. yes good result s :)

my boyfriend cheats by using another formula as well.. gas and sawdust mix
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 01:47:37 PM »
Use an old muffin tin, be sure to use the paper liners.   Fill with your mixture of wax/sawdust. 
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 04:32:19 PM »
AAA,
although gas will work good it will also kill plastic bags if that is what they are carried in. Might want to just use the paraffin wax, it works great too. Another thing might be the odour or the safty hazard in that. The gas might just ignite on its own in a sealed environment in the back pack during high heat or friction activity, by that I mean regular hiking!

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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 06:05:26 AM »
they start really well.. the big mistake I made was packing the sawdust mixture tight inside the soup can.. too tight.. I need a knife to get a chunk off.
the whole bisquit is about 4 in wide so in my opinion, too large.

something the dimentions of an oreo cookie would work well with no waste. break in half and use.

another one I will try today since the drug store is open, is them small cotton round pads that women use to take makeup off. (no wings guys)
dip quickly into wax.

if you dip too long they become saturated .
the idea behind "dont saturate" is, when they are dipped quickly, 3 seconds, they still remain somewhat dry inside.. so that when you break them in half? they have little tiny hairs poking out that combust readily.
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 11:42:03 AM »
Another way I've thought about is to pack the wax/sawdust mixture into old toilet paper tubes.  A substitute for sawdust could be used and dried out coffee grounds.
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 03:08:19 PM »
Great thought Taz. You could pour the cake into the roll, let harden and then cut to size if you want a smaller fire starter. Simple hot knife cut through the roll will seal the wax without it crumbling if someone wants to try.

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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 09:15:09 PM »
AAA,
although gas will work good it will also kill plastic bags if that is what they are carried in. Might want to just use the paraffin wax, it works great too. Another thing might be the odour or the safty hazard in that. The gas might just ignite on its own in a sealed environment in the back pack during high heat or friction activity, by that I mean regular hiking!

oh, I thought you had a story for us there  ;)

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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 10:07:38 PM »
nope no story just a scenario,
you might try using Kero, soak in alcohol, but mixing in some cotton balls done in vaseline might work better.
Don't forget Buffalo chips or Cow chips make good fire starters or even fires for that matter.

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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013, 07:11:18 AM »
what type of dip would you suggest for cow chips?

altho the do impart a certain "earthy" flavor to the bisquits.  :P
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2013, 12:59:50 PM »
Mining for cow chips in the winter isn't a whole lot of fun.
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 04:29:12 PM »
Kinda like mining for Bitcoins, they're made of the same substance...
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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2013, 09:46:44 PM »
Kinda like mining for Bitcoins, they're made of the same substance...

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Re: wax and sawdust bisquits
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2013, 09:25:09 PM »
Howdy All,

Parafin wax and sawdust and/or dryer lint poured into paper egg cartons. Once set divide into individual fire starters. The Scouts like this method. It is also a great way to recycle candle stubs.

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