Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: tsb On: Sun May 16, 2010 8:59 am

People's Coal Co‎
79 Kintner Alley, Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2512
(570) 421-4641‎

I'll bet they have starter bags.

Tom
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Sun May 16, 2010 2:17 pm

LOL, that's where we buy our coal. Never thought to ask them, but on the other hand, after being inside the little office, it doesn't seem likely that they have them either. But it can't hurt to ask, so I will.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun May 16, 2010 10:58 pm

Pocono Newbies wrote:Hi Dave. We got them at the Drums location when we bought the stove, the closest place to us. At the time, Karen had told us that we could order them and they'd be mailed to us. Wondering if that still applies? Drums is quite a distance away from where we are for us to drive to buy these things. (I think it was close to a 2 hr. drive, or maybe 1 hr. 45 mins.).

BTW, love the stove. It cost us about $625 to heat our house this year, and we still have to make some adjustments that will increase the effeciency. That is less than the cost of one propane fillup, and we usually needed 3 propane fillups per heating season. Our last 500 gal. tank fillup ran us over $700, I think it was around $765.




I believe Karen will still ship them wherever . But you will have to get enough to make the shipping costs worth while.

Thats why I love coal ,its American and it saves money . I would cost me almost $2500 w oil to heat my house and I heat for under $1000 . Plus I know the money is not going to fund people that want to do us harm . Thanks ,Dave
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Mon May 17, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks, Dave. And yes, I agree with you... coal provides work here in PA (and other states that mine coal), it saved us lots of money this year, and at least we know that our money is not going overseas to places that would like to see us suffer!

Connie
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:36 pm

GUYS,GET COWBOY COAL FROM LOWES, SMASH INTO PIECES, TAKE 5-6 SMALL PIECES, WITH SHREDDEDPAPER IN TINY LUNCHBAG. DONE.

;>
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: poconoman On: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:14 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:GUYS,GET COWBOY COAL FROM LOWES, SMASH INTO PIECES, TAKE 5-6 SMALL PIECES, WITH SHREDDEDPAPER IN TINY LUNCHBAG. DONE.

;>


Great idea! I have a bunch of that stuff! :D
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:03 pm

If Peoples doesn't have them, Nick at LE Ritter Lumber Co should have them. He gave me a one to try about a year ago. He's a Reading dealer in Belvidere, NJ and that shouldn be less than a half hour from you.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:35 am

Uglysquirrel wrote:GUYS,GET COWBOY COAL FROM LOWES, SMASH INTO PIECES, TAKE 5-6 SMALL PIECES, WITH SHREDDEDPAPER IN TINY LUNCHBAG. DONE.

;>


Sounds good, but what the heck is cowboy coal? Charcoal briquetts for BBQ, perhaps?
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:42 am

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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:41 pm

Thanks, smitty! Will this stuff be good to start fires in a regular fireplace, too?
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:55 pm

Don't think you'd need it in a regular fireplace .... because anything you burn in there is easy to light. ;)
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:33 am

Well, I ordered the coal mice online, but not from Ace hardware, which had them in local store. Ace wanted $2 per mouse! I paid less than $1 per mouse, including shipping. Anyway, we opened up one of the bags, to find cowboy coal with shredded paper on top of it. Now at least I know what cowboy coal is, and if it will be more cost effect when we need more mice, I'll be making my own. Thanks, guys!
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:39 am

SMITTY wrote:Don't think you'd need it in a regular fireplace .... because anything you burn in there is easy to light. ;)


We use the firestarter briquettes in our fireplace to get the logs burning, or kindling. The briquettes just make it easier to start a fire, but when it's time, I think I'll try one of these coal mice bags to see if that does the trick. We use the fireplace to take the chill off, before it's cold enough to light the stove. Once that stove is lit, we don't need the fireplace! :D
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: poconoman On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:39 pm

Pocono Newbies wrote:Well, I ordered the coal mice online, but not from Ace hardware, which had them in local store. Ace wanted $2 per mouse! I paid less than $1 per mouse, including shipping. Anyway, we opened up one of the bags, to find cowboy coal with shredded paper on top of it. Now at least I know what cowboy coal is, and if it will be more cost effect when we need more mice, I'll be making my own. Thanks, guys!


OMGoodness. :shock: That's so expensive when you can make TONS of coal mice with the Cowboy and paper bags.

At least you know, now.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:36 pm

Pocono Newbies wrote:
wlape3 wrote:You may not need them. Search the forum and you will see many alternate methods for starting coal fires.


I had done a search, but had to cut it short. Nothing really turned up while I WAS looking, though. Guess I need to devote more time to the search.


Cowboy Charcoal. 3-4 pieces on the grate and you're good to go. Once bag of CC will last you a lifetime.
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