We’ll probably still need to keep the home fires burning for at least another month or so. Check out these ideas for Fire Starters from Don’t Eat It! Soap and Skin Care:
During the winter months we use our wood burning fire place to supplement our heat and lower our monthly natural gas bill. In the summer we often build a fire at the farm. We might use it for cooking our dinner or just enjoy sitting around the fire to unwind at the end of the day. Without the proper materials building a wood fire can be more difficult than it sounds. In the past we have bought fat wood, sticks of pine wood that contain natural flammable oils, in order to get the fire going. This year we decided that the convenience that fat wood provides did not justify the expense. We could do better.
Some of the fire starters that we have used include:
- Balled up news paper
- A small paper bag stuffed with shredded paper – out of the paper shredder
- Cheese cloth or paper towels that I have used for filtering bees wax
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