Getting a fire going for your campsite after it rains is not an easy task. And if you're in a survival situation, it can be even harder because people usually start to panic after so many failures.
Here are 3 Survival Hacks for Starting Fires with Wet Wood
1. Hot Wax and Pine Cones
I always keep a candle with me even if I don't plan on using it as a light source. The excess wax is a great water to waterproof pine cones and turns them into little fire cubes. Just let the melted wax cover your pine cone and wait for it to dry.
Crayons are another one of those things that you take for granted, but can really come in handy. A crayon can burn for more than a minute which can be a big help when the wood you're trying to ignite is damp.
3. Wax + Cotton
If your hot wax is limited, you may not have enough to cover a full pine cone. If that's the case you can use cotton pads or balls. Simply submerge them in the wax and let them dry.