How do you use natural wood shaving firelighters?
These are really simple to use.
First lay a bed of kindling, place a single natural firelighter on top.
Lay 3-4 pieces of kindling over the top in a "tippi" shape and place two small logs over the top of the kindling.
Light the natural firelighter and away you go!
If you are lighting a stove or fireplace on a cold day, it may help if you use 2 or 3 natural firelighters to help warm the flue quickly, as a warm flue will draw properly once warm.
If lighting charcoal or a fire pit when cooking outside, or a wood fired oven using a compressed beech log, then use 3 firelighters, as this will get your fire up to temperature quickly. This is the same for burning smokeless fuel, get the fire as hot as possible at the start so that the flue warms up!
WHAT IS KILN DRYING ?
Kiln drying is the process of using heat to evaporate the natural water contained in wood. The wood is stacked inside the kiln and hot air is circulated through the drying chamber to increase the rate of evaporation. Kiln drying also kills naturally occurring insects and mould on the wood. Firewood that has been kiln dried is cleaner, lighter and better burning than green or naturally seasoned firewood logs.