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Old 09-29-2009, 05:00 PM   #41
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Guess everyone will have to take all the time they use to read and post on FRF and go out and make some fire starters!

Or not!

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Old 09-29-2009, 08:24 PM   #42
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Oh by allmeans your method is great. But honestly I dont have the time to do it. I have two companies a two year old and a six month old. My spare time to do projects just doesnt exist anymore. I have a hard enough checking air pressure and cleaning the bugs off the front of the coach

I understand your situation completely and if we lived closer together, I would not have any problems making you a bag full.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:35 PM   #43
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Guess everyone will have to take all the time they use to read and post on FRF and go out and make some fire starters!

Or not!


I am not sure what your statement means, and I am not that smart to figure it out, but all this is is a money saving Idea so you don't have to make them just go buy them. I can understand that some people may not have time for it and that's fine.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:59 PM   #44
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I was just making a joke
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:20 AM   #45
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I was just making a joke

ScottnKimmel, I thought that is what it was, but you will have to forgive me I have been under the weather since last Thursday and have been out of work for a few days with some concerns and maybe I read more into it then what it is. Thanks for the reply and keeping me straight.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:42 AM   #46
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No worries.

Get better quick! Seems this season the viruses and flu's are pretty bad. We know a bunch of people that have had a tough time. Hope you feel better fast.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:17 AM   #47
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Some folks use Jet fuel to keep it going.

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Old 09-30-2009, 11:27 AM   #48
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fire starter

I just use a hand full of "Match Light" charcoal in the center and put my smaller wood around it, works everytime..
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:10 PM   #49
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I understand your situation completely and if we lived closer together, I would not have any problems making you a bag full.
Thats why I love camping and people who camp. GOOD PEOPLE!
I hope you fell better soon and hope all goes well for you and yours.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:30 PM   #50
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Fire starter

I used this method after getting the idea from a fellow camper. I took the cardboard core for large rolls of paper. I then cut them about 1.25" thick. Then I soak them in either Coleman fuel or kerosene (I know, flammable fluids again) for a couple of days. I place it in the middle of the ring and stack wood on top of it and just start the core. This has been working great for me and I made a bunch ahead and wrapped them individually in foil. The core will burn for a long time.
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What do you store them in, a fire proof container?
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:13 PM   #52
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We like to use fatwood sticks. These are all natural pieces of wood that are harvested from the stumps of pine trees, where the resin has become concentrated. The tree is already gone, so why not put the stump to good use? I guess you could do it yourself, but I buy them by the box from LL Bean. Might sound expensive, but one or two of these 8-inch sticks is enough to start a roaring fire. They work great and are light-weight.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:25 PM   #53
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I have some made up in advance and then I only take along 4-5 for the weekend in a metal box and then transported in the back of my truck. It is still better than carrying a container of flammable liquid around just to start a fire and needing alot to start a fire. I only need one and within 5 mins. I have a good fire going.
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The small starters from wallmart work realy well.They burn a long time are pre-packaged and inexpensive.The old pine works good to.I think its called rich pine.
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I use some rich lighter pine splinters and a little dry pine straw or a few dry leaves. It doesn't take much for these splinters. I've gathered quite a pile of this stuff from the woods behind my home.
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See thread below titled "jokes and humor'!!! LOL
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The small starters from wallmart work realy well.They burn a long time are pre-packaged and inexpensive.
Ditto. Those and some tiny twigs found around the campsite, then some kindling (from home for me), and then the big stuff will get that fire going strong.
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I make my own fire starters and use them at home and on the road. I have a large pot ($3 at Goodwill) that I throw my wifes used candles in over the course of the year. Then melt them down in the same pot on top of the wood stove, add wood saw dust from my wood shop's dust collection system, stir it together, but don't get too hot to burn on the bottom. I have an old cupcake pan ($2 at Goodwill) and pour equil amounts into paper cucpcake holders in the pan and let cure. I have also been lazy and poured out the mixture on wax paper on the concrete floor, let cure, then break into chunks like peanut brittle.

When lighting for campfires, either light the whole thing or crumble up and sprinkle withing the kindling. And yes, they do smell pretty during storage in the TT. I also give them away as gifts.
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I make my own fire starters and use them at home and on the road. I have a large pot ($3 at Goodwill) that I throw my wifes used candles in over the course of the year. Then melt them down in the same pot on top of the wood stove, add wood saw dust from my wood shop's dust collection system, stir it together, but don't get too hot to burn on the bottom. I have an old cupcake pan ($2 at Goodwill) and pour equil amounts into paper cucpcake holders in the pan and let cure. I have also been lazy and poured out the mixture on wax paper on the concrete floor, let cure, then break into chunks like peanut brittle.

When lighting for campfires, either light the whole thing or crumble up and sprinkle withing the kindling. And yes, they do smell pretty during storage in the TT. I also give them away as gifts.

And they are water proof. I too have a years supply of candles and a lot of cardboard egg containers....dozens this year I am going to make them at the campground. I still have a Wal-Mart bag full of them from two years ago. I like to watch people at the campground try to start camp fires and I hate to say this but I fell sorry for the newbies that are out there with there kids wanting a fire but Dad is not having any luck, so I offer some of my fire starters and give them a suggestion or two, now everyone is a Happy Camper.
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road flares work great too, but tend to smell funny.
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