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Old 07-22-2008, 10:02 AM   #21
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More fire starters...

If you pursue the egg carton thing with paraffin, you can use paper from your home document shredder. Best thing to do with all those old bills and checks...

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Old 07-22-2008, 12:07 PM   #22
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We just use a little kerosene.
Yep it's up to $$4.75 a gallon around here but I only need a cup at most
and there's a lotta cups in a gallon.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:26 PM   #23
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If you pursue the egg carton thing with paraffin, you can use paper from your home document shredder. Best thing to do with all those old bills and checks...

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Old 07-23-2008, 04:06 PM   #24
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I use an artificial log but break it up in small pieces with a hammer and flat head screwdriver. I store the small pieces (2"-3" chunks) in a coffee can.... all you need is a few chunks to start a fire!
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:48 PM   #25
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You can also pour wax on pinecones they make pretty decorations also lol. also you can take some steel wool and a nine volt battery just touch the + and the - to the wool at the same time and instant fire
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:42 AM   #26
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I keep a trusty self-igniting propane torch in the trailer. Gets it going fast.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:26 PM   #27
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We use cotton balls with a little vaseline coated on them. Works great!
X2 on this idea. I brought these out for a neighborhood campfire and have been called McGyver by my neighbors ever since!
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:41 AM   #28
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Plenty of fat lighter out in the woods where I live. Nothing like it.
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I use isopropyl alcohol or coleman fuel, but in a real pinch I will use some old diesel mixed with gasoline. The mix doesn't smoke as bad as pure diesel and the alcohol doesn't smoke at all.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:58 AM   #30
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I saw some mini firelogs in wally world a couple weeks ago, so i got those. They are wrapped in paper like the big ones, but no need for chunking them apart. Haven't tried yet - we go out in 2 weeks.

I had these other doohickeys last year - they were flat packets in plastic and they burned a long time - they did the best job for the firepit by the pool last summer, and now i can't find them.
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