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Posted: 11/3/2009 4:43:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 4:52:21 AM EST by Chris_C]
Seems link someone could do something with it.


Discuss.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:45:14 AM EST
Use it to start fires.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:47:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Birdman03:
Use it to start fires.


QFT


best use out there
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:47:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:48:13 AM EST
too much to do today?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:48:24 AM EST
What about belly-button lint? More navelly goodness.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:49:46 AM EST
I package a few lbs of it together with some newspaper and school paste and sell it to bums as a "make your own sleeping bag" kit.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:50:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Birdman03:
Use it to start fires.


Sell it to the guys in the "Outdoor/Survival" forum
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:51:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Chris_C:
Seems link someone could do something with it.

Discuss.




I'm guessing you have never been to the SF section of ARFcom?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:52:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Birdman03:
Use it to start fires.

Works great for this. One spark hits it and up it goes.

I keep a small ziplock bag of it around for just that purpose.

Other then that I can't see any real use for it.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:54:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Birdman03:
Use it to start fires.

This. Works great.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:57:14 AM EST
Get some paper egg cartons. Melt some paraffin wax and/or old candles, mix in the lint. Scoop it into the egg carton. Once cooled cut into individual pieces. Take camping and use it to start your campfire. Will burn nicely for about 15 minutes.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:57:30 AM EST
They use it to make this stuff.

http://www.vincedelmontefitness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/ricecakes.jpg

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:58:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Birdman03:
Use it to start fires.


Yep. I keep a ziploc full in my kits.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:03:30 AM EST
Could use to make insulation, but there would be a fire risk with it.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:03:47 AM EST
There's no market because everybody that has a dryer makes a shit ton of it.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:05:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Chris_C:
Seems link someone could do something with it.


Discuss.

That's what I use it for. If I'm in a house w/ a fireplace I never need to use the gas firestarter, just use a small wad of dryer lint. It works great. Have some in my bugout bag for starting fires. Have thought about adding some wax to it to make it even better.

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:07:19 AM EST

Actually, if you are composting, it can be added to your compost pile as "brown material".
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:08:26 AM EST
Great firestarting material
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:08:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 5:08:51 AM EST by bclark1]

Originally Posted By Apollos:
There's no market because everybody that has a dryer makes a shit ton of it.

It's merely improperly marketed. If the dems can get an empty suit elected, a good pitchman could absolutely sell dryer lint in a laundromat.

I vote for TACTICAL Firestarting Kits. Wrap a ziplock baggy full of dryer lint in high speed FDE duct tape. Lay some high-test fishing line underneath for a quick-deploy pull tab. Stencil some gibberish about "Operator Grade Firestarter: Qty. 1" on the side.

Viola, millionaire.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:09:24 AM EST
supply and demand

there is no market for it because the supply is so great. everyone either has a dryer or has access to a dryer (ok, a vast majority).

and while it may be useful to some, not everyone is trying to start fires after they do laundry so they just throw it out.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:13:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By CELTICWARRIOR67:
supply and demand

there is no market for it because the supply is so great. everyone either has a dryer or has access to a dryer (ok, a vast majority).

and while it may be useful to some, not everyone is trying to start fires after they do laundry so they just throw it out.


Bingo! Supply vastly outstrips demand.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:14:46 AM EST
Probably work pretty good in a fire piston.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:21:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By agentile:
Originally Posted By Birdman03:
Use it to start fires.


Sell it to the guys in the "Outdoor/Survival" forum


we have a grey market for it, off the books ya know ... some like to use it to start fires, however if the truth was known, many of us use it to insulate our tinfoil hats

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