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Topic: Starting the dern fire . . . . From: Valentin,
Subject: Re: Wood Burning
What is the best way to start a fire with wood? I use coals as a starter, then put the wood on top of the charcoal. How would I do this without using charcoal?
Best way I know is to use small dead branches as a starter, then put the wood on. If your wood is dry and you have an axe or other suitable instrument, you can split a piece of wood into small splinters which light easily.
I collect fallen dry branches, called "squaw wood" by old timers, to start almost all my fires. Charcoal starter stinks. If you render down the fat which you judiciosly trim from your meat, that makes an excellent starter.
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