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Old 07-26-2015, 12:26 PM   #31
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no one asked if you were using split seasoned wood
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:44 PM   #32
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Our way is take a couple of firewood set it up like a tent over kindling, light the kindling underneath the tent

The kindling can be bought from here: EcoForest Quick Start Kindling-907488 - The Home Depot
or the cheap and readily available method is to take dryer lints and stuffed them into the empty toilet paper rolls to be used as kindling.

Here is a good example on how to do it:
How to Build a Campfire - Scoutmastercg.com

My son and I are in Boy scouts, so it was easy for us plus my wife is a former girl scout. But for me and my wife, we were taught at an early age when we camped as kids/teenagers.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:46 PM   #33
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:52 PM   #34
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Aside fron the flare,back when my wife and I ran snowmobile endurance runs, each sled was equiped with several tampons and a flint/steel (in addition to a 12ga flare gun) We only had to use it one time when I had a drive axel bearing fail.You pull the cardboard tube off,dip 1 in the gas tank,and another in the oil tank. Put the small wood/bark. whatever in on top and spark it.We also practiced by useing a third tampon dipped in gas and ignited it useing one of the spark plugs we also carried in our tool kit.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:54 PM   #35
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Oh, to camp where there aren't fire restrictions most of the year! Sadly, we have given up on the idea of a real campfire, and bring our Campfire in a Can with us.


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Old 07-26-2015, 01:01 PM   #36
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We found a simple solution.
I ask the grandkids who wants to start the fire. They keep at it till it's blazing. Everyone's either happy or proud. Problem solved.
Where's the cooler??...
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:11 PM   #37
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Well my occupation was putting out fires. I did that for 35 years. Now it takes me a long time to get one going in the fire pits. My buddies won't let me near the fires. I have a tendency to want to put them out...an ingrained thing I guess.
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:14 PM   #38
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BEst method ever, from my scout days, big pile of pine straw and some juice...bag karma, how did I survive

Big log, smaller logs on the side of the big log, fire starter... no strong winds....
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:16 PM   #39
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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.
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:47 PM   #40
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Fire starter

I take a piece of fire starter and put charcoal lighter on it and then build a tent of kindling wood over that
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