I been there done that too!! That Sucks!! Since then I use lite woody-charcoal type stuff. The big chunky stuff in the big bags. Works awesome! Just put in a three inch layer soak with lighter fluid and EASY coal fire
freetown fred wrote:
AND, that would cost how much compared to some readily available kindling? Good deal Rw, everything but the oink
I'm still a lightable Wally World kinda charcoal guy--the pix on that bag costs way to much:( Kinda like buying a $2.00 coffee cup & putting a Harley sticker on it & all of a sudden it's worth $10.00
Cost = fuel and oil for the chainsaw and chain oil. Haven't used a full tank of gas yet and have about 2 cords of kindling thus far from 4" to 10" in diameter, all nice and seasoned and it will burn hot. Perfect for getting that 40 pounds of hard coal going!
1- Outdoor time. I would live outside if the wife would allow it. I haven't convinced her of an off the grid cabin deep in the heart of the woods somewhere, but I work a little bit at it every day.
2- Family time. The kids fill the wheel barrow and unload it and stack it for me. Even the 3 year old twins. It is good for them.
3- EXERCISE! Nothing like hiking 100 yards into the woods, cutting off a 8' piece of fallen tree, shouldering it, and walking it back out to your yard. You have to balance it, step over brush and limbs, etc. Great workout! I am usually a sweaty mess after only a few hours.
I will keep the kindling and leave the charcoal for when I am older and cant handle the logs anymore!