During the nasty winter, boredom can kick in, as I can only read online so long before my eyesight starts to blur. During one such stretch of boredom, I decided to make some fire starters from stuff around the house. Burn time lasted between 15-18 minutes for my test runs. It's not some new recipe (I probably read it in an old issue of _Backwoodsman_), but maybe it will help to break the chill of winter for you. It's fun and easy, and I don't like it when I can't get a fire lit in the woods ... -R Ingredients: 1. Sawdust (easily had from your wood shop) 2. Cardboard egg carton (we all need our protein) 3. Candle wax (just swipe your wife's mostly used candles) Steps: 1. Bring the wax to a liquid form. If the candle is in a jar, place the jar in a boiling pot of water to melt the wax. It's ok to add other candles (unless you're finicky about mixing the Peach Orchard scent with the Winter Pine). 2. Fill the egg carton with sawdust. I didn't pack it down, but just filled it to overflowing. The sawdust will settle when you add the wax, so leave the dust in heaping mounds. 3. Pour the wax over the sawdust in the egg carton. Fill each crate to the brim. 4. Let settle and firm. I got busy and left it overnight. 5. Cut the carton into individual sections. I recommend leaving pieces of cardboard attached to the sawdust balls, as the pieces provide an easy lighting point. 6. Light it up. Example of completed sawdust balls. Flame at one minute. Flame at five minutes. Flame at ten minutes. Flame at fifteen minutes.