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Made some kindling, got some ash and poplar

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  1. HDRock

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    Pallet wood

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    shagbark kindling

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    filled up the kindling box, put some in the porch rack and put some in the house

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    The ash

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    the poplar

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    Nice job HD! :yes:
     
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    Where's the rest of the ash tree.:thumbs:
     
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    :rofl: :lol: That's it.
    Just a little one in the edge of the woods , heat for a day :)
     
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    Better than nothing at all.:yes:
     
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    Looking good! Always nice to have a good supply of kindling.
     
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    Yeah I can start a fire without kindling but when you put some up on top of the splits on a cold start it gets the top of the stove and the pipe hot real fast, that's what I'm looking for, less chance of forming creosote the faster everything gets hot.
     
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    That's what I tell myself after messing with any small stuff. It needed cleaned up and now the stove will stay warm for a few days - even if junk wood maybe it's a daytime fire
    I put up ~1/3cord of mangled trees like that after they cleared the powerlines last spring, still have a few more pieces of cherry & dogwood to grab.
     
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    There is a bunch of little dead ash around here, solid wood ready to burn, just can't see them going to waste
     
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    I need to read up on how to start a fire; I had guessed that I would need small pieces to use as starter.
     
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    some folks make their own firestarters with old candles and wood bits from the chainsaw.
    If you live around woods there will be no shortage of sticks falling, just get a couple of plastic totes fill one with small twigs and a second with stuff 1/2" and larger. a handful of each and some newspaper will get a stove going the old fashioned way. Keep an eye out in the woods for old rotten pines the pith will usually remain - good old fashioned fatwood a piece with some kindling and away you go:fire:
     
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    All you really need is good dry wood and a fire starter, I use Rutland fire starter squares, some people use Super Cedar Firestarters, some people make their own
     
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    these are handy too:D
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    I use to throw away all the sales flyers but now I save them. My friend told me that the coated ones don't tend to start like the non-coated paper flyers.
     
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    The coating is made from finely pulverized clay - thus doesn't burn very well.
    plain old newspaper sometimes you can find a route runner to hook you up with leftovers or just swing by the community recycle bin and grab a stack.
    Some firestarter threads will come along within weeks - I'm going to soak some cheap ALDI's charcoal in wax for a test run
     
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    Another good fire starter :D

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    Sweet
     
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    What better excuse to order a pizza :D
     
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    Instead of, "No, I don't feel like cooking tonight!" to "Dear, we need more firestarter so we should order a pizza."
     
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    Dude, I SERIOUSLY hope you ate the pizza first.:eek:
    I still have a small stack of pizza boxes in the stove room.......they're decoration until burned.:dex::rofl: :lol:
     
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