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kindling storage ideas

Post in 'The Gear' started by raybonz, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I am looking for an attractive method of storing kindling. My wife's biggest complaint is I use an old rock salt bucket for this purpose so it is a valid complaint. I would like to find a copper pail or similar for a reasonable price.. Any ideas?

    Thanx!

    Ray

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  2. Pallet Pete

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    Store it in the ash drawer ;lol

    Pete
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  4. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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  7. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I found a small galvanized steel dealio at a garage sale (.25, I believe) for kindling, but one of the dogs seems to have mistaken it for her personal toybox.......
    Mulch in the living room is a no-no.
    Bad dog.
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    we use an old i think 3 gal crock.

    edit: its a 1 gallon, with an open top.
  10. punchy

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    i use two crocks. 1 for kindling, the other has a lid and i keep gloves, matches, super cedars, ect.
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  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Crib the ends of your stacks then use the space for storing kindling. Bring to the house only what you need for a fire or two.

    Kindling in ends.JPG
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  12. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I do this now but want a container for the kindling such as a crock or copper bucket..

    Ray
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    Search for "copper boiler." Keep an eye out for one at a decent price. It's how the older generations used to keep keep hot water "at the ready." My mother bought this one in an antique store in the 1970's:

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    23" x 12.5" x 12" (LWH)
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Very nice TP, that's what I was thinking for a kindling bucket..

    Thanx,
    Ray
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    I sawed up a bunch of bridge timbers for the flooring in our house this summer,one of the byproducts was enough kindling to last a few years.
    But only if kept out of the weather.....
    So i had a 71 Seirra Grand with a canopy sitting doing nothing,now it's a kindling storage shed,put a battery in and it fired right up.
    I'm sure it wouldn't be welcome in everyones yard,but fits right in here.
    Thomas
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    Howsabout an old milk can with the 2 handles on top?
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    If I didn't have my kindling storage incorporated into my woodbox . . . I would go with an old clay crock pot.
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    I use an old iron kettle I found at a flea market. Capture.JPG
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    My wife came up with this.... at least it's not pink.
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    Some one here had a great kindling system.
    They put it in a 5 gallon bucket, tied it in bundles while in the bucket.
    Stacked up a few of them & it looked nice.
  21. raybonz

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    I do have an old clay crock which I store my Super Cedars, matches, flashlight and Chimfex so I would need another one for kindling if I can find one.. I love the old clay crocks and jugs too..

    Ray
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    Garage sales, tag sales, flea markets, antique shops, estate sales...your kindling storage solution is out there, go find it. :cool: Rick
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    Yup been doing that! I will know it when I see it :) .. The hunt is part of the fun!

    Ray
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    Maybe an old cream can but the old milk can would be too high. Still, one that is painted could really look nice on a hearth.
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    I agree they are pretty tall I want something 10-12" tall but something that will be used as I have enough decorative items.. ACE hardware carries USA made ceramic crocks but are pretty expensive in the larger sizes but is an option.. All good ideas..

    http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3800775

    Ray

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