Its not as easy as the cotton balls and vaseline, but its what I grew up using. Materials you'll need: 1. Gulf wax ( you can find this at your local grocery store, H.E.B. carries it, so does Wally world, in the food canning section). 2. Cardboard 3. String 4. Sauce pan 5. Empty family size soup can 6. Wax paper 7. Zip-lock baggies 1st you take the cardboard and cut it into 2 inch by 10 inch pieces. Then role them up so they're 2 inches tall. Then tie 'em up and leave enough string to drape over the side of the soup can. Next you take the sauce pan and put some water in it, not a lot. Then you take the gulf wax and put it in the empty soup can. You only need to use 1 block at a time, there are 4 in a box. Then you take the sauce pan and put it on the stove or open fire. Put the empty soup can in the sauce pan and put the wax in the soup can. If you dont use this double boiler system the wax could catch fire. When it's melted, dip the rolled up cardboard into it and let it sit for a few minutes until it sinks. Then pull it out and place it on the wax paper until cool. Then put it in the zip-lock baggies. You can also roll up more cardboard and put it in a tuna fish can and pour melted wax over it. Then take the largest coffee can you can find and cut top an bottom out. Drill several large holes thru-out the can and use it as a single burner stove. I will post pics later.