1975
    For Firebugs
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    “For Firebugs,” Ensign, Jan. 1975, 64

    For Firebugs

    To light a balky fire, try using a wax candle. It’ll last longer than a match and has a better chance of heating the fuel to kindling temperature. Also, Number 00 steel wool will catch and hold a spark, making a high-heat tinder. Even when soaking wet, steel wool can be dried by throwing it hard onto a flat surface several times, then blowing on it for a few minutes. Fluff up the ball for “sparking” and stick in a few splinters of wood for igniting. David E. Lofgren, Salt Lake City, Utah