This is how Ted makes fire starters. He uses them to get the wood started burning in the fireplace. If you burn wood, you can do this also. There a tote full of wood shaving and sawdust from other jobs done in the shop. You could probably use hamster bedding, since it's similar.
Put shavings into small sized Dixie cups, like you would use in the bathroom when brushing your teeth.
Ted bought a one burner hot plate and an old pan from goodwill. He melts his old candles and wax in this pan.. Ladles wax into the cups of shavings.
Let cool and store by layers in a box. Ted has made many boxes of these and given them to people who burn wood thru winter. Plus we keep some on hand for our use.
You will need lots of piles of this too. Seasoned wood. Meaning dry, no sap...usually 6 months cut, or more. Ted just cut a standing dead ash tree last week, here. This is a pile of wood that Ted and Matt cut a few months back.
Because you know this is coming in a few months. Nasty cold old winter. You can tell I am not a fan. Not that I ever really was. Snow can make a pretty picture, but it is work for people who have to live in it.
Today will be 84 degrees here in central Indiana , October the 17th. Summer temperatures. But rain is in our forecast and then a cool down again. So I better enjoy this pretty day. Wishing all of you a great day. Smile. XO