Friday, January 11, 2013

Fluff It Up

I recently read that whenever you go out into the wilderness, you need to have at least 3 sources of fire. So, for our cross country ski trips I created a fire starter kit. It is composed of matches, a tea light, a lighter and 4 tampons. Why tampons, you ask? Well, they fit in a small space for packing but expand to a huge fire starter once you fluff them up.

But don't just take my word for it, here's a video that explains the whole thing:



What Jason forgets to mention, however, is that he first took the tampon out if its plastic applicator in order to prep it.

Tampons are also great for nosebleeds and other bloody wounds, so I highly suggest you bring some along on your next outdoor adventure.
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