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Old 07-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #57
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I use small dry pieces of firewood on top of one or two empty plastic bottles on top os some waste paper. The bottles burn twice, once to melt them and a second time to burn the melted plastic. This second burn is very hot and easily sets the wood on fire.
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Talking I use this

http://www.amazon.com/Camp-Chef-Prop.../dp/B000L4HSH8

No flash back form starter fluid, no smell, no smoke, no sparks, allowed when wood fires aren't sometimes When it is out no worries about it starting on its own, other people like it. Should last for ever. Get refills at WallyWorld or lots of other places. JM2CW

I know the photo shows me at big camp fire don't have new one with the LP fire.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #59
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Charcoal lighter, works every time.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #61
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Kindling, papers and a couple of logs (depending on the size of the firepit, how many people will be sitting around it & if its actually to keep warm by). Throw a bit of gasoline on, let it soak in for 30 seconds to a minute, light 'er up!

I'm always the one to stoke the fire too, pretty darn good at it. I've had lots of practice over the last 25 years.
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Once it gets going I have a piece of 1/4" copper tubing about 3' long to blow air into the bottom of the fire,as it gets going,

Put the copper tubing in the fire next time for a colorful treat. For a longer lasting treat take a copper tube, drill holes in it and cut a piece of garden hose to go in it. Put it in the fire & watch.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:16 PM   #63
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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.
Watch out for bags of used toilet paper. May start a fire but has bad side affects.
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I use small dry pieces of firewood on top of one or two empty plastic bottles on top os some waste paper. The bottles burn twice, once to melt them and a second time to burn the melted plastic. This second burn is very hot and easily sets the wood on fire.
PLEASE NO! Nothing stinks up a whole campground more than burning plastic or other junk.

I start with 2 or 3 full pieces of fairly tightly wadded newspaper, add a handfull of kindling from my woodshop, build a teepee of local firewood and touch it off with a butane firestarter "match". Works every time as long as the wood is dry.
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Works every time as long as the wood is dry.
And when it's not, I open the "water drain" on the fuel filter.

But I'd rather do it your way.

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PLEASE NO! Nothing stinks up a whole campground more than burning plastic or other junk.

I start with 2 or 3 full pieces of fairly tightly wadded newspaper, add a handfull of kindling from my woodshop, build a teepee of local firewood and touch it off with a butane firestarter "match". Works every time as long as the wood is dry.
Clear plastic burns without an odor.
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I didn't take the time to read all 5 pages, so I apologize if this is a repeat post.

I always pack a bag of Match Light charcoal in the RV in case my gas runs out and I need to grill up a few burgers.

I make a small pile with the brickettes, and add some pine needles/leaves, then pile the wood on. In most cases it works without the brickettes.

I never use any liquid accellerants.
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As a former Boy Scout and Scoutmaster, I believe in the one match method without any lighter fluid. Right sized kindling and split logs work great. Just say'n.....
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Let's see,

I camp within a day or two hike to an active volcano then hike with my fire box to collect fire then bring it back to the community where we strive to keep a fire going all the time....wait I'm flashing back to the movie "Quest for Fire..."
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Crumpled newspapers, dry twigs and smaller logs lit with wood matches. Add larger logs as fire burns. Works every time.
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