The Best Fire Starters On The Market
We live in a 157 year old house which, although always interesting, is always cold in the winter. The foot thick horse hair plaster walls keep this old house cooler in summer and cooler in the winter too so we rely a lot on the wood stove and fires to keep us warm and toasty.
Fire starters make starting the wood stove a snap. And, I've tried every single fire starter on the market - from the mini fire logs, to the thing you fill with lighter fluid and put in the bottom of the woodstove, to wax covered fancy pinecones. None of those fires starters get close to matching the Rutland Safe Lite Fire Starter Squares.
The Rutland Fire Starter Squares not only start a fire the first time a match comes near, but they're incredibly cheap to use. I usually get a roaring fire going with just one or two small squares. You can use more, but you sure don't need to. And, I'm not the only reviewer with this experience - just click that picture to the right and see what other reviewers have to say. And, did I mention that they're cheap?!
These fire starters work equally well with a campfire when we're out in our travel trailer camping. We usually load up the fire ring with small twigs and pile a few larger logs on top. We then strategically place 3 or 4 squares around the fire - it takes a few more of the fire starter squares to start a roaring campfire.
These fire starters would be a great Christmas stocking stuffer for anyone who loves a good fire. So, get on it - buy a few boxes.
Here's a few other good fire starters - we use fat wood periodically but it's more expensive than the
I've used these lighting nuggets before also and they work almost as well as the fire starter squares. They are more expensive though.
This is a great refillable butane lighter. The long length makes it easy to light any fire safely, including pilot lights that are usually hard to reach.
Fat wood works well to start a fire although it's a bit harder for me to get a blaze going using this.