Okay so, I have trouble with my fire burning out too quickly in the fireplace and I was searching around for answers and found this. This works in
fireplaces and outside like MAGIC. Your fire will burn 3x as long and much hotter. It requires some patience you wont get big flames instantly but it
The idea is to stack your big logs at the bottom right beside each other, then layer decreasing in size criss cross making sure they are tight
together. At the top you pile on your kindling, newspaper, leaves, what have you. This works in a fireplace and also outside. I was able to do it in
my fireplace without the grate and no space between logs. Amazing!
This creates embers on top, which trickle down to each layer of wood. When you first start it you are not going to get instant flames, it takes a bit
to start up, but when it does it works like a charm! You also don't have to worry about constantly tending to the fire, it takes care of itself. Of
course as always, keep an eye on your fire especially outside for safety purposes.
It's really simple. The fire tetrahedron is what makes fire burn. Heat, Fuel, Oxygen, and a chemical chain reaction. You have the oxygen by spacing
out the logs, the heat and fuel slowly progresses as the fire travels where the fuel is (the thicker blocks of wood). Fire will always travel where
the fuel is if it has enough heat and oxygen. science at it's best. I love watching these campfires burn.
Building a nice fire is one of those things that I pride myself on. It's tied to my manliness. Don't take this away from me Val!
Ladies of ATS, if you suggest your man build a fire this way, make sure to pepper in the self esteem boosters. 'Hey honey, I saw this thing about
starting a fire that I didn't believe, but if anyone could do it this way it's you!". Men of ATS, take credit for inventing a new way to make an
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