Natural fire lighters to make yourself

I have just heard on the weather forecast that we are in for a cold snap. Snow and wind from the arctic will be arriving in the UK in the next day or so....

If you have an open fire and normally use those white fire lighters, this might be
a lovely cheap alternative.

Collect all the candlewax you can. Collect some pine cones on your winter walks or even on the road as some trees are growing right underneath our noses. Get an empty baked bean can, put in a pan of boiling water, add the wax and when melted dip in the cones. Take them out and let them cool of on a news paper. Et voila, your natural, cheap and quick firelighter! If the candles were scented, they make great presents too!