Lighting a fire can sometimes be difficult. Those of us who have arrived at a cold cabin in the winter, know that there are many different ways to get the fire going. However, this is a trusted procedure that makes lighting the fire easy. Also, this procedure is better for the environment.
The experts often talk about top down and bottom up lighting. You either start lighting from the top or from the bottom. We prefer top down . This method produces less soot and ashes, ensures better air supply and makes the first wood load last longer.
Anyway, in order to light the fire on the first try, you will need:
- A couple of larger logs of wood
- 8 to 12 smaller splinters as kindling wood
- A few lighting briquettes