Easy fire while camping--Kindling boxes!
For years, while building fires in our home's wood burning stove, I've relied on what I call "kindling boxes." They're always left-over cardboard boxes from shipping that seem to accumulate. Only criteria is that the box must fit inside our stove.
To build one, I take the box, wad up several sheets of newspaper and wander outside to find kindling to put inside. We always have a plethora of small oak/juniper pieces, so it doesn't take long to fill the box, starting with very small stuff on the bottom and layering medium and bigger kindling on top.
I usually build these boxes one at a time, but can make as many as I a) have boxes for and b) wish to have.
Once the box is ready, I stick it in the stove and use my Leatherman Wave saw blade to cut a small window in the side facing me. Once it's open, I stick a lit match into the window and light the newspaper on fire. Within minutes, a good blaze is going and then I feed firewood in as necessary.
I've modified this for camping to include longer-burning wood on the top, so once we arrive at a CG and want to start a fire, I just pull a box out and light it up.
I did this recently and a nearby camper came up and inquired how I'd gotten a fire going so quickly. Once I showed him the concept, he thought it really a neat thing.
Anyway, just in case you sometimes struggle to get a fire going, a kindling box is a very easy solution. You can also plastic bag them just in case you're worried about rain. As always, YMMV!
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