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Old 07-26-2015, 06:18 AM   #11
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Dry logs and charcol lighter fluid. I prefer the pyramid approach for starting the logs.

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Old 07-26-2015, 06:30 AM   #12
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Fat wood is the same as a fire starter log?

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Old 07-26-2015, 06:36 AM   #13
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I prefer a good chunk of a dura flame log.

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Fat wood comes from the center of pine tree stumps, joints for big limbs and, scar tissue. It has heavy concentration of pine sap. I think it smells heavenly.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:59 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Flybob View Post
Coat a few cotton balls with Petroleum Jelly and put them is a small container. Throw one of them in as a fire starter. Small, light, inexpensive, clean burning and easy to carry.
Have a Altoids tin of these in my Go Bag.


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Originally Posted by propbndr View Post
I think it smells heavenly.

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Old 07-26-2015, 07:15 AM   #17
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I definitely cheat a bit when I start my fires at the campground.

The first thing I do is chop up wood to make a small pile of wooden ruler shaped pieces. then I make a pile of slightly thinker rulers, then finally a third pile of even thinker rulers.

I then make meatballs out of newspaper and place on the bottom of the firepit. I then begin to build a Lincoln log structure with the small pile of rulers, then a layer of the next size ruler, and finally the next size up from that. I then stuff paper inside the log cabin.

I use a wooden match to start it up.

It should start every time.


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Old 07-26-2015, 07:20 AM   #18
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How to start a fire

Flybob has it right. Cotton balls rubbed in Vaseline. Simple, easy to pack and carry. Put 'em in a zip-lock bag and they're ready to go.

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We normally start our fire after dinner. I pour the hot charcoal over the fire wood. Off it goes and no mess in the BBQ.

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I guess I cheat..I make a starter from bee's wax and wood chips from my planer & jointer. I press the wood chips into a cardboard egg carton, then pour the melted bees wax over it all til soaked. I make 36 at a time in about 30 minutes. All natural and burns a long time.

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