Finally decided to make my first fire this morning, given frost this morning and forecast for a cloudy high in the 40s today. Here in Wisconsin we've had a crazy humid rainy late summer and fall. The humidity has soaked everything, including the newspaper in the house which took two matches to unenthusiastically light. Kindling was split from some old kiln dried lumber which had been in my shed under cover all summer, was slow to catch. Draft seemed fine (no measurement but you could feel the air flow at the door, and no smoke in the house). Eventually the fire took hold, has anybody else noticed this?