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Old 07-26-2015, 08:28 AM   #21
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I'm enjoying the tips in this thread as DH tends to be one of those guys that produce more smoke than fire until he really gets it going....then again we have to buy our wood at either the campgrounds or Wal-Mart etc as we don't have a supply from home. A lot of that stuff is difficult to catch even with a starter log. Any good tips for that?
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:32 AM   #22
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Check Lowes and Home Depot. Their firewood is normally good. I often get it at half price in late Spring when they put it on sale. 2 years ago I bought 50 bags at less than $2.25 each.


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Old 07-26-2015, 08:53 AM   #23
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We use a slightly larger lighter:

doesn't care if wood is wet or dry WT2301-Multi-purpose Trigger-Start Torch Head - BernzOmatic
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:42 AM   #24
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Pick up some tiki fuel. Dump on wood, throw match. Enjoy..

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Old 07-26-2015, 09:57 AM   #25
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We use a slightly larger lighter:

doesn't care if wood is wet or dry WT2301-Multi-purpose Trigger-Start Torch Head - BernzOmatic
A friend of mine had one of these in the bed of his PU. Things shifted around on a trip and it ignited and burned a large portion of the PU bed.
Not pretty.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:02 AM   #26
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I build a criss-cross structure of dry wood with the thinnest wood next to paper shredder shavings brought from home. I usually keep a WM bag of shavings in my truck toolbox.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:19 AM   #27
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FATWOOD

FATWOOD is all you need to start a fire -- you don't even need kindling. It burns so hot for so long, all you have to do is place your logs above it and walk away. FATWOOD is very clean to carry in your camper and it smells wonderful. It is almost a shame you have to burn it, but it even smells better when it's burning.

Here's a link: The Original Fatwood Firestarter - 100% All Natural Fire Starter Sticks - No Chemicals or Additives

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Old 07-26-2015, 10:51 AM   #28
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Fire starter

I find it funny that some think fire starters are cheating. Camping in an RV must be a felony. I realize ecology is important, but beside the road flare method I don't see a global warming result. I have camped in the rain where twigs and such were too wet to use. The fire starter dried them enough to burn. If that's cheating...guilty.
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Starting camp fires tip ~WJ

One of the challenges of starting a fire is in damp weather or when you do not have abundant starter material (not talking about propellents) is getting your starter material to stay lit long enough to ignite your wood (see nomad297 comments above). Here's a tip from winter survival school...save your "paper" egg cartons and dryer lint. Stuff the lint into each cell of the egg carton and then saturate the lint with melted canning wax (you can use bees wax in place of the canning wax for an all natural solution). Now you can break up the completed carton into as many cells as to desire, place in a zip bag and wait for the next camp fire. They will stay usable for years. Depends on the situation but we use two cells to start the fire.

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Paper towel and toilet paper rolls work well when stuffed with dryer lint. I've also mixed sawdust and wax in an egg carton, but it gets tedious after a while considering the outcome.
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