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!
How do I light a fire with kiln-dried logs?
Use at least two firelighters and 5-8 pieces of kindling to generate enough heat to warm your flue. Once the kindling is burning add a couple of smaller kiln-dried logs - as these burn and create a layer of embers you can add a couple of larger logs. Reloading time will depend on the draw and size of your fireplace or wood burning stove - normally you will need to reload every 45 minutes or so.