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Old 05-03-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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Fire Starter Tip

I know there was a post some time ago about fire starters but I can't find it. Anyway, I started using the Weber cubes that I use for my BBQ smokers. These burn pretty hot for about 5 minutes, plenty of time to get your kindling going. Dirt cheap to boot.

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Old 05-03-2016, 10:33 AM   #2
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Love the weber cubes, use them all the time to get my charcoal going. When I run out, a few paper towels with some olive oil on them make a decent substitute.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:47 AM   #3
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:57 AM   #4
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I use the Rutland cubes for my BGEggs
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UGH!!! Me wait till fire from sky comes. Make loud noise, but start fire. Me save fire. UGH!!!
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:10 AM   #6
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Charcoal, cardboard, and lighter fluid. I'll look into those cubes though.
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Railroad flares work really well for starting a fire with green wood. Just sayin'.
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Charcoal, cardboard, and lighter fluid. I'll look into those cubes though.
That's what I used to use, along with starter sticks, sawdust cups, etc. The cubes come in a pack half the size of a sheet of paper and about an inch thick. 24 fires in a compact package. Just pop out a cube and off you go.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:16 AM   #9
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For campfires we use our paper and plastic trash to start our fires. Paper towels and plastic cups burn great. Its a win win as far as I'm concerned, I get rid of trash and campfire starts quickly.

For campfire starter fluid, nothing beats the cost and ease of use of diesel fuel. It doesn't evaporate and burns slow to get the kindling going.
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For campfires we use our paper and plastic trash to start our fires. Paper towels and plastic cups burn great. Its a win win as far as I'm concerned, I get rid of trash and campfire starts quickly.

For campfire starter fluid, nothing beats the cost and ease of use of diesel fuel. It doesn't evaporate and burns slow to get the kindling going.
I can see burning the paper, but plastic?
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I can see burning the paper, but plastic?
You'd be amazed at the stuff that will burn in a fire no negative results.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:31 AM   #12
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For you handyman types that have a woodshop, save your toilet paper tubes and sawdust. Melt some paraffin wax in a double boiler (never direct heat), mix in the sawdust until it is the consistency of pudding, fill the TP tube but leave 1/2 inch to light, let cool and you have a great fire starter that burns for 30-45 minutes minimum. These store great in a coffee can with a lid.
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For campfires we use our paper and plastic trash to start our fires. Paper towels and plastic cups burn great. Its a win win as far as I'm concerned, I get rid of trash and campfire starts quickly.

For campfire starter fluid, nothing beats the cost and ease of use of diesel fuel. It doesn't evaporate and burns slow to get the kindling going.
Please don't camp near me....
We always have fat lighter from stumps around the house.. can just about build a fire under water with that stuff.
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A bag of Doritos works pretty good as fire starter also. Really
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A bag of Doritos works pretty good as fire starter also. Really
Doritos also make a great sound recording device.
"Listening" Without Actually Listening: How New Technology May Turn Doritos Bags Into Recording Devices | Article 3
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I'm still partial to Vaseline covered cotton balls.
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Melted paraffin in paper egg cartons with saw dust and dry lint. Easy to make, break one or two off and you're now playing with fire!
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Manufactured fireplace logs cut into 1/2" sections also work great.
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I'm still partial to Vaseline covered cotton balls.
Yep, especially in rain or with wet wood.
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Railroad flares work really well for starting a fire with green wood. Just sayin'.
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