Fire Starters: The Useful and Useless

Today's post is inspired by this "pin" as part of our Monday trail tips series where we take an outdoor tip from Pinterest and determine if it is useful or useless. There are a lot of wacky ideas floating around out there about the best things (besides good old fashioned tinder) to start a campfire. Recently (before winter came back to Wyoming) we put seven of them to the test. Here are the fire starters that we tested and what we found: What's your favorite fire starter? We thought lint would work the best, but it didn't the day we…

DIY Waterproof Matches

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I love the layout and easy to find recipes, DIY ideas and tips. But, I'm also skeptical (especially when it comes to outdoor related pins)-do all of those tips and ideas really work? We're adding a new segment every Monday where we test and evaluate a Pinterest "trail tip". We're looking at if the tip actually works, a cost/time analysis and if it required a trip to the store for any special tools. Once we've thoroughly tested the 'tip' we'll give you our verdict-useful or useless. ***** Today's DIY trail tip is inspired…