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Reader Tip: Create a Fast Flame

Make a fire fast with this pocket-sized tip
Reader Tip Fast FlamePhoto by Julia Vandenoever

 

If you need a fire in a hurry, look to your first-aid kit. An alcohol prep pad that I sliced open and lit with flint-and-steel burned for more than a minute. Plus, there’s none of the mess you get from cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly.

 

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