Free fire starter

thrifty Posted By thrifty, May 4, 2019 at 2:07 PM

  1. thrifty

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    If anyone works in or has family members who work in a restaurant, broccoli comes in wax saturated cardboard boxes. They are easy to spot, due to their dark color and end up in recycling dumpsters where they are considered contaminates by recycling plant operators. I cut them up with a utility knife into pieces about 3"x 4". Often when burning light weight wood like pallets, I don't even need kindling. Around 4 pieces of cardboard do the trick.
     
  2. Ctwoodtick

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    I thought you were going to say that broccoli makes a good fire starter. Phew.
     
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  3. Dieselhead

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    :cool: He has earned his screen name
     
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  4. xman23

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    Sounds great, Thanks for the tip.
     
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  5. jetsam

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  6. weatherguy

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    I'd rather burn it than eat it.
     
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  7. jetsam

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    It already looks like tiny trees anyway.

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  8. Dobish

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    can you tell me more about these sticks? do you have pictures? How do you know if they will burn.
     
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  9. Woody Stover

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    And how do you start them, with a SuperCedar? ==c
     
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    Naw, ya gots to rub them together.
     
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    Blow torch
     
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  12. blacktail

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    Another source is the produce department at the grocery store. They get a lot of products in wax boxes.
     
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    Dryer lint in toilet paper tubes. Easy accessible, requires no work, works every time.
     
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  14. trguitar

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    I just use the branches and twigs that fall from the trees on the lawn. I have to pick them up anyways. More than enough kindling for the year. In fact, my last fire of the year is usually all the leftover kindling. That is an amazing thing to watch.
     
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  16. Dobish

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    can you put sticks in the wax bins?
     
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  17. jetsam

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    No need!

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  18. Dobish

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  19. redmanlcs

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    I would share what I use for a firestarter, but the pollution police would probably bury me under the jail.
     

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