When camping, how do you start one?
I do the wax and sawdust route. I’ve filled the ketchup cups from fast food places with the mix, tuna fish cans, toilet paper rollss with them. I use a piece of jute string for the wick. Wax soaked jute string also makes a fire starter itself, tho it’s more like just a longer burning, bigger match.
There are vids on youtube of the different ways to make them. I just melt some gulf wax (canning areas in stores have these) then add sawdust in the pot, mixing it into an oatmeal consistency.
Then take some and spoon it into a container of your choosing. While it’s still warm, push down a piece of waxed jute string for the wick.
Now done. They’re that easy to make. And completely waterproof. One of those ketchup cups burns for about 45 min.