Country Lore: Free Fire Starters

Dried corn husks and corn cobs make outstanding fire starters.

| 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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