One doesn’t have to say much when it comes to the importance of fire starters. They’re the best thing ever for camping and backpacking (I’ve used the petroleum jelly and cotton ball hack SO many times while backpacking!) Whether you use them for camping, or you like to keep a ready supply in your arsenal for an emergency, you’ll want to make at least ten of these.
If you’ve got petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and cotton balls, you’ve got an extremely easy DIY fire starter. All you have to do is thoroughly coat your cotton balls in a layer of Vaseline. You might be amazed at how quickly you start a fire with these babies.