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The Best Kindling for Starting a Fire

By August 11, 2022December 16th, 2022No Comments

Trouble Starting Your Campfire?

Many have difficulties starting a campfire while others ignite with ease.  Firewood found easily near campsites is often moist, which makes it difficult for it to catch a flame at times, but what about when you’re at home? Starting a fire at home in dry conditions can also be difficult for some because large pieces of wood don’t catch very easily. The answer to starting a good fire anywhere includes using tinder, kindling, and large pieces of wood to generate the heat.

Most people generally use some type of tinder to start their fire such as newspaper or dry grass, and the main firewood isn’t a hard thing to choose; but what about kindling? Kindling is the small pieces of wood that catch fire from the tinder to build the foundation for the main firewood.

What are the best types of kindling for starting a fire?

The best types of kindling are always small.  Using dry sticks that can be arranged vertically good conditions for an ideal burn.  The best kindling is a type of soft wood such as:

    • Pine
    • Fir
    • Cedar

These are known to dry quickly and catch fire easily!

Any type of small stick can be used as kindling as long as it’s very dry.  Collect sticks from the ground at a park.  Collecting twigs from your backyard and allowing them to dry will help you build a collection of free kindling.

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