Country Lore: Free Fire Starters

Dried corn husks and corn cobs make outstanding fire starters.
By Gary Paine
October/November 2010
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Shuck the kernels and set aside the husk and cob awhile to dry. They'll make excellent fire starters.
PHOTO: DONNADILANGA/FOTOLIA


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One of the fastest fire starters is dry corn husks and corn cobs. When you shuck sweet corn in the summer, store the husks and cobs in a dry location. They need to be crackly dry to start a fire.

Gary Paine
Pomfret Center, Connecticut








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