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Old 07-28-2015, 01:24 PM   #91
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yes crunchman there are a lot of ways to make fire. Fire good. And I believe the question has been answered. It was asked 1. how do you build a fire 2. I would like to be able to build one in my fireplace for the kids enjoyment during the winter. Both have been answered and some not so well. While using lighter fluid and road flairs will get the job done on a beach or in the forest. It is not a good recommendation for a home fireplace. between the possible flash back from to much lighter fluid or the toxic gasses from a road flair death would be just around the corner. Keep in mind those using the road flairs that if you have small children or pets the fumes can kill.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:35 PM   #92
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Well, we've come up with enough ways to start a fire to burn the world down. Been a fun topic; wonder how long it will keep going?
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:36 PM   #93
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Wow, 10 pages of information on how to start a fire!



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Old 07-28-2015, 01:43 PM   #94
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My wife and I use the cotton balls and petroleum jelly but just discovered something new last week. Pour your bacon grease on to a paper plate and then put it into the freezer. When it is time to start a fire put the plate on the bottom of the fire pit and the wood on top. Light the edges of the plate. We only tried it once but it worked perfectly, and you get rid of all that bacon grease.
People burn bacon grease?!?!
That is liquid gold for everyone I know that camps (or doesn't camp). We save it and use it to fry taters, eggs and other stuff. We also use it as seasoning in green beans. I have considered pouring it over my cereal, but never into the fire pit! LOL
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:28 PM   #96
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I agree howie70; it would probably be good on ice cream or in a smoothie.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:37 PM   #97
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1. take your soft wood and split it into strips.
2. start with a couple of pieces of hard wood at the bottom 2 north south and on top of it run 2 east west
3. then crumple some paper and place it into the hardwood square
4. then start adding some soft wood strips in the same manner as the hard wood
5. add more paper
6. about 3 rows up start placing a complete row across and continue the north south east west layering with a bit more paper.
what you have built is a chimney.

light the bottom paper and it will soon engulf the stack. The hard wood needs heat to burn and the soft wood gives it that heat.
as it burns down add more soft wood to the pile and the coals will fill the hardwood block and retain heat. then add some more hard wood.

if you want to really impress them get the fire block and spark maker from the hardware store or take some steel wool which you can start to burn with a 9 volt battery - inside the chimney of wood.

post your camp-fire pics if you can
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i peice of news paper, feather a small log with the hatchet, make more smaller peices than add larger ones. I have not used anything to start fires for over 40 years except paper or bacon grease on the waxed butcher paper if I have it.
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I agree howie70; it would probably be good on ice cream or in a smoothie.
Thank you! Glad I'm not the only one on here who knows the value of bacon grease!
For a fire, I use newspaper, kindling, small pieces of wood set up like a teepee. All of it being good and dry of course. Get it going good, then fry bacon over the fire. LOL
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People burn bacon grease?!?!
That is liquid gold for everyone I know that camps (or doesn't camp). We save it and use it to fry taters, eggs and other stuff. We also use it as seasoning in green beans. I have considered pouring it over my cereal, but never into the fire pit! LOL
Not sure about cereal but I do agree that Bacon grease is far far too valuable of a commodity to use on a fire!
Plus the furkids would probably burn their noses trying to get to it!!!
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