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Old 08-17-2015, 07:08 PM   #131
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Saw a new one this week. It's a birch log 12" in diameter and about the same length. The center of the log looks to have been pierced by a chain saw so that the end of the log looks like a pie that has been cut in to 6 pieces - but the cuts only go out form the center of the log about half way. Has a wax wick in the center that you light with a match, then the thing burns for about 2 hours. After its really going well you can add firewood, but it's really not necessary.
This is called a Swedish torch.

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Old 08-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #132
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Dryer lint and wax from old candles, sticks, papers and some nice dry wood put together like a tepee. Sorry I use a torch to light but I use that to light everything. I think of it as a heavy duty lighter.

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Old 08-17-2015, 07:19 PM   #133
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TEEPEE i always builld a teepee with small wood strips and put something inside news paper, leaves, bark,then go from there and just keep bilding the teepee bigger you can always stop at the convient store and get the free truck and tractor flyer
i did cut a large maple tree in the the back yard last fall it was 5.5 feet across took my chain saw and cut down about one foot and about two to three feet accross and made my natural burn pit in the back yard just waiting for cooler temps to enjoy
but teepee you gotta teepee your fire, thats my way
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:43 AM   #134
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Love those trees that die from the inside out !!!
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:50 AM   #135
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Learn something old use a bow drill and light it like an Indian. Not easy until you learn but then the grandkids think you really know something!!! I have had fun doing it this way.

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Old 08-18-2015, 09:21 AM   #136
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I say "Honey? I sure would enjoy a fire...."

I can handle all there is to handle on our 292BHDS, even backing into some pretty tight spots. But Dog help me, I can not master building a decent camp fire! That is what husbands are for!
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:01 AM   #137
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How do you build a fire?

You're going to laugh when I tell you how I do it but, it works. You'll even get it to light in the rain.

Charcoal! Put down about 5 little brickets, little fluid and light. Place your wood right on top and I can guarantee in under 10 minutes that woods a blazing.

Many times you can just throw your old charcoal after cooking into the fire pit and then just put a couple logs on top. Easiest way to start a fire that the rain will not even put out.

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Old 08-19-2015, 02:44 AM   #138
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Fascinating read. It appears that the art of building a fire with no more than the fuel (wood) itself has become a dead/dying art.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:17 PM   #139
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Here is how I do it.. save my real Christmas tree every year and just use a couple of branches with an "open stack" of smaller split wood. Works everytime.

Not sure if it will upload, but here is a video of how well this works (the night before this was recorded, we did the same thing but also had some lighter fluid - that was a bit overkill I think).
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:10 AM   #140
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I have a photo of a fire from years back,,, that as many way as I can try I can not get it to attach !!1 Is there a secrete way ??? I even tried Drag & Drop !!!

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