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Camp Fire Coffee Lighter

Aussie123

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I thought this was a fun take on an old technique for making fire lighters.

Be sure to enjoy your next camp fire coffee !

Egg carton
Cotton wool
Wax
Used, dry coffee grounds

I added layers of cotton wool and coffee into each cup of the carton:
- Cotton wool, Coffee,
- Cotton wool, coffee,
- and finally cotton wool on top:

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With the layers in place, I'm pouring wax on top:
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Finished product!
With the cotton wool on top, its easy to fluff up and light.

Once lit you do get a (slight) coffee aroma …. or perhaps that's just wishful thinking ...

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Wow, that's pretty intense, can you film setting one off?
 

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You've been very crafty Aussie, like very much :giggle:

wish we had aroma vision, hang on i think i can smell it.
 

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5 to 8 minutes is really good, did it smell like coffee? :O
 

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5 to 8 minutes is really good, did it smell like coffee? :O

I think 5 mins is a "real" max burn time, but every batch is going to be a bit different.

… and because there was no kindling etc … I can confirm there is a coffee aroma !

I wonder if I could get a latte if I added some milk powder ?
 

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Milk powder, like most fine particles is hugely flammable when dispersed in the air and lit with a piece of newspaper that is too short. Singed eyebrows as a teenager....happy days.
 

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Milk powder, like most fine particles is hugely flammable when dispersed in the air and lit with a piece of newspaper that is too short. Singed eyebrows as a teenager....happy days.

Good point about the milk … perhaps I'll make it a de-caff Latte :coffee: :unsure:
 
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