High quality, high-performance firestarters are made of ground maize cobs and wood shavings soaked in solidified wax with an easy-to-light cotton wick. Use to light wood or charcoal with no paper or kindling. Light the wick and the powerful 10 In. flame will burn for 15 minutes, even in the rain. Bio-degradable, odorless and tasteless, they are SABS-tested for non-toxicity and have a 5-year shelf life.