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Old 05-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #11
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I get BBQ lighters from Costco.. they have a 7" tip (you can get them at other places too) .. these are what I am talking about..

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-lighter/22876
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
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When I want to show off, and have the time. I build a boy scout 1 match fire. Now I've been around for a while, I use a flint and steel instead of the match.

This method is never used to make coffee.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #13
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I use fire gel......and a bbq lighter...works every time
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:12 AM   #14
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Fire Starter

They cost a little bit, but a road flare, we stack the wood, light the flare, put into the wood and starts right up! Work especially well with damp wood.
The other ideas are good also, except the gasoline!!

When we don't want a big fire, we use our 'Red Kettle" gas logs fire, lazy, but works under the awning if it is raining.

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:17 AM   #15
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Bernz-O-Matic TS-4000 trigger start torch, why mess around? It lights and burns in hurricane force winds, lasts forever and can be used for so many other tasks around the home and shop. I have been running on an "empty" cylinder discarded by someone who had used it on a tabletop grill for almost a year now.

A handy accelerant is made by using an empty square paint can, filling it with sawdust and dumping your brush cleaning solution from the woodshop. Mineral spirits mixed with stain and polyureathane. Lights readily but not wildly dangerous like gasoline or as stinky as diesel.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:13 AM   #16
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Well if you are looking for other methods to start a campfire... may I suggest Hand Sanitizer... but beware it burns with a clear flame...
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #17
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I use stick lighters from the $ store and use citronella oil as a quick starter.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #18
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I use the starter logs. Break a couple of small sections off and put them in a couple of different spots. Then I use my Benzo propane torch. Mine isn't one of the automatic trigger ones though. I have to use one of the strikers. After all, we are camping and supposed to be roughing it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #19
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Picked up 6 boxes of fire starter sticks from Wally World for $1 a box on clearance at the end of the season. I'm good to go for the rest of the year!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #20
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Give my boy a box of 100 waterproof matches and a couple of Saturday newspapers. About an hour later I generally have a fire, no leftover matches and nothing to read....lol...
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