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Old 07-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #43
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I'll mosey on over to the CG dumpster where there always seems to be plenty of cardboard. I put plenty on the bottom of the pit snd then I get by hatchet and cut some good kindling from a piece or two of firewood. When I light the fire with a match I'll have on hand a piece of cardboard ( like a pizza box or beer carton) to fan the flames. The egg cartons, wax candles, & lint in toilet paper rolls are all great ideas.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #44
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We have a woodstove in our house and forty acres of timberland for fuel, so starting a fire's sort of routine around here. Yesterday's paper and a bit of kindling does the trick in camp as well as at home.

If we feel like a change of pace, using an old tire or two is guaranteed to cause excitement in the campground
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Yup, that'll get their attention!

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Illegal fireworks?
But I like to douse my pile of fireworks with a couple gallons of gasoline, just to be sure I can get the fire going quickly.

I mean really, I ain't got all night. That beer ain't gonna drink itself.
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If you save your egg cartons, then pour your grill or pan grease on them after cooking, the material will turn into better fire starters than the store bought stuff.
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If you save your egg cartons, then pour your grill or pan grease on them after cooking, the material will turn into better fire starters than the store bought stuff.
Good idea and I bet while it's burning the aroma of the bacon grease will get the ole stomach juices flowin'!
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Every now and then I used to take all the cutoffs from my woodshop and cut them into narrow pieces. They're aged, dry, and ready to burn. A couple of pieces of fatwood under a grid of these cutoffs and I'd be good to go. Now that we're fulltiming there's no woodshop, and no cutoffs. Time for a new plan!
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I save some of the shavings from my woodturning. Bag them up in paper bags then thoss the bags into the pit. Build a teepe over it and light with a match. Generates plenty of heat and leaves a bed of hot coals.
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Back in the day, I would have my girlfriend start the fire. She was sooo HOT!!!

Nowadays, I use lighter fluid and a whole roll of paper towels.

Where DOES the time go???!!!

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But I like to douse my pile of fireworks with a couple gallons of gasoline, just to be sure I can get the fire going quickly.

I mean really, I ain't got all night. That beer ain't gonna drink itself.

HAHAHAHA...
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So, nobody just takes a few cold beverages to the campsite that has a good fire going? You just give them a couple, chat for a bit, enjoy the fire that you didn't have to start or put out. Now that's lazy!!!
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So, nobody just takes a few cold beverages to the campsite that has a good fire going? You just give them a couple, chat for a bit, enjoy the fire that you didn't have to start or put out. Now that's lazy!!!
See, now that's a smart man!!!
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I shave kindling from the firewood and use plenty of balled up newspaper. Always reading something when on the road so we save it under the sink (and at home). DW and I sorta pride ourselves with "One Match Fires" will keep feeding with paper as needed to get her going good. Six years RV'ing I have carried lighter fluid with me and have yet to use it.
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