Homemade Fire Starter for Wood Stoves and Fireplaces
Many folks have a woodstoves and fireplaces or even a fire pit. Pouring gas to start a fire is dangerous and lighter fluid can be just as dangerous and has so many fumes. Store bought fire starting bricks are expensive as well. I decided to make my own. I have nearly an acre of corn and more corn cobs than you can shake a stick at... I simply cut the cobs down to 5 and a half inches long so they can fit in a coffee can. Use 1/4 cup of lamp oil and 1/4 cup of olive oil put a lid on the can and shake allow the mixture to soak for 3 hours and you have a fire starter that will do the trick and you take care of the cobs that are slow to compost at the same time.
Published October 24th, 2013 9:28 AM