This will be a short and simple post, but I thought maybe some of you guys might appreciate it. You know how people buy specially-made fire starters for either their home fireplace or for when they go camping? Well, there really is no need to do so, as you probably already have the makings of great fire starters right in your own home — in the dryer lint basket. I have been collecting any and all dryer lint (mainly in the winter, as all summer I hang my clothes outside to save energy and money) in plastic bread bags, and a tightly bound ball of it makes a great starter for any kind of fire. For my fire pit outside, I put wad of the lint at the bottom and cover it with some bigger kindling and then the firewood, and the dryer lint lights up right away and stays lit long enough to get the kindling started. I used to buy little sticks that were basically covered in gasoline, but no more – dryer lint does the job!