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Question by buckeye. Uploaded on July 19, 2011
Don't see why not since Bag Balm is mainly petroleum jelly, same as Vaseline. Try it and let us know how well it works.
Cotton balls treated with parafin wax or bees wax make much better fire starters. Simple fray apart the waxed cotton and it lights easily and once burning it acts like a candle. One added benefit is that they are not greasey!
bag balm works great on my mitts when they're beat up.
Will those cotton balls treated with wax light from sparks from a ferro rod like the petroleum jelly smeared ones do? I like the idea of non-greasy.
Bag Balm also works to heal cracked heels in cold weather.
So does Hoof Saver, It has Collegen and Lanolin, its the best thing I have found for that.
They do indeed! My son used to make them up by the pound in his Scouting years and he loved to show them off at meetings. Pine cones dipped in parafin or beeswax make excellent firestarters for the home fireplace as well.
yes, but if you carry a small bottle of rubbing alcohol, and soak a cotton ball in THAT, it will burn substantially longer and with a MUCH bigger flame. it still takes a spark wonderfully well, but doesnt make a mess, and the alcohol is very helpful for cleaning wounds as well. first aid + fire starter = great choice
Great idea a.rank! I carry a small bottle of rubbing alcohol when backpacking. However, drinking alcohol is carried in a larger bottle ;-)
It works very well. It also serves double duty which is ALWAYS a plus :)
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