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Old 08-23-2007, 04:10 PM
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FB recommends against using charcoal to start your fire. Anyone know why lump charcoal is not a good idea? It starts easly and get to tempature quickly.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:47 PM
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The lint from your clothes Dryer burns fast. It is a great way to start the oven.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:56 AM
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This may be a really stupid question, but what is WRONG with starting your fire with newspaper and a match?? Or is it a question of style?

Admittedly I'm only at my third curing fire, but it seems to have worked so far...
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:14 AM
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nothing wrong - that's exactly what I do. Some (those with weedburners) would call us wimps, that's all.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:47 AM
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Newspaper, small sticks, bigger sticks, and an air compressor.

Throw some oxygen at that baby! It fires it up quick!
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:28 AM
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I'm sitting here, going, ok, I don't mind being a wimp...

But actually in Switzerland lighting a fire and grilling sausages is a national passtime. Any walk that lasts for longer than 1/2 an hour will tend to include a grill stop. And the accepted way of lighting a fire is to use no more than half a sheet of newspaper and one match - if you need anything else it shows your lack of skill and will be severly ridiculed by your companions (even if it happens to be raining cats and dogs at the time and the wood was fished out of the bottom of the river)

Different countries have different customs...
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:38 AM
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my brother and I have made a charcoal oven and made our own charcoal......after all the hard effort of gathering/cutting wood etc it becomes to precious to use the charcoal to start a fire......

I wouldn't go as far as the local aboriginies which can start a fire with 2 sticks and some paperbark though.....they could relate to Frances customs though


I like the lint idea fb66
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:57 AM
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I would have liked a flamethrower today...

Lots of wind, damp air, lots of smoke. If I had one, I would have used it!
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:04 AM
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God invented dry leaves and straw for a reason... but paper is good, too.

Haven't tried dryer lint - I will my next fire - I have a ton of the stuff!
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:02 PM
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Instead of the weed burner, I tried something different last time.

I had some vegetable oil left over from frying, and put some on a few sheets of newspaper. Crumpled each sheet up, and put them under the pile of kindling. This actually worked better than the blowtorch method has in the past.

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