<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by brad03ca: Here's one of mine...I take a Fire Log when I camp. I piece guarantees, easy starting of campfires. A whole log takes the place of a bundle of fire wood. They're easy to carry, and like two buck's each, smokeless, and still fun to sit around and watch. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think I have you beat on this one!
I remember *way* back, when I struggled to earn my coveted Boy Scout "Fire Starters" merit badge! The objective was to start a fire with a single match, without using newspaper! And as kid, I fell for the entire scam, as being something worthy of merit. But where is the merit in the entire scenario? Are matches expensive? Is newspaper expensive?
Sometimes as we get older, we get smarter. And as Henry Ford astutely observed: "Hire the laziest man you can find to do the job; and he'll always discover the easiest way to do it!!"
And for me, that means starting campfires with a propane torch. As a standard tool we carry with us, it saves a whole lot of work. You don't need kindling; four to six inch pieces of wood are quite adequate. Just stack them up, and then place the propane torch flame under the stack and let it do it's job. Within two or three minutes max, you have a roaring fire with no muss 'nd no fuss!