A couple nights ago for some reason my man lost our fire-probaly not enough draft,just a few coals burning, but still nice & warm upstairs.Anyways we had finally picked up 2 bags of "Cowboy" coal last week. I really think he did it on purpose just to try out the cowboy coal! lol. anyways he said it worked pretty darn slick,no fussing,not alot of work.Now we're sold on that stuff.Since we're not in the "one match club", for various reasons,we've had to start a new fire at least once a week,I think thats our longest stretch so far.We always bought a big box of the fire starter squares,at beginning of season or when they're on sale,and been thru 3 cases so far of the bigger bricks of "compressed wood". Plus chopped up a big barrel of regular kindling.We don't have to do that routine anymore now.The rest of the kindling will go to the firepit outside for the summer months now,and I'll buy more cowboy coal every time its on sale.Lov that stuff.