Easy DIY Fire Starters

We all know the conventional ways to start a campfire. A little lighter fluid, a handful of tinder, some flint, a few matches, a lighter, a few sheets of newspaper – these a-typical methods will work if you’re luck enough to have these things around when you’re in need of a fire.

But who enjoys the a-typical? There are a ton of creative ways to start a fire. Check this out:

What are some other ways you know how to start a campfire? Let us know your creative ways in the comments below.


  1. bacon grease from your morning breakfast poured over your firewood logs, after they are in the fire pit. works great.

  2. Save wax candle ends. Clean wood shavings( like used to bed a stall). Old muffin tin
    Melt wax. Pour over shavings. Press mixture into muffin tins. Or leave loose and bag when cool. Can add scent of choice – I add fresh herbs to each muffin tin. Rosemary, lemon balm, lavender etc
    A crayon – I pick up bunches at thrift stores. When lit will burn – and provide tiny bit of light (stand crayon up)- or make good firestarter

  3. If you look up the definition of ‘atypical’ you will find that it means unusual or uncommon. I think what you meant to say was typical.