I just finished making these pine cone fire starters for our next camping trip. They’re hugh, thanks to my daughter, Chrystal.
During our visit at Chrystal’s who lives in Georgia, my son-in-law saw all these pine cones laying round her yard and asked if I wanted them for fire starters…of course I said yes! So before we left he bagged them up for me. Pine cones make great fire starters because of their high resin content. They catch fire quickly and sustains a hot burn.
Then I light the jar candle and use it to light the taper candle and let the wax drip all over the pine cone. This is so much easier and faster than melting and pouring the hot wax over the pine cone…and safer too! Melted wax is very hot and highly flammable (which is why it’s used to make fire starters)