How to Build a Fire 

The Ultimate Guide!

Do it in just a few steps

1

Put two large pieces of split wood at the base in the wood stove with a slight gap in between.

2

After that, ball up paper and shove in between the two logs and on top.

3

Then, overlap three pieces of kindling over the paper. Our kindling is usually 2″ or so in diameter and very dry.

4

Next, layer on two pieces of larger kindling, about the diameter of your wrist.

5

Next, layer on a very dry medium piece of firewood, making sure to leave room for airflow.

6

Light the paper, using my favorite thing ever, the Pocket Bellows to blow air onto flames as needed.

7

Once the fire is lit, hang around the wood stove, monitoring the fire and poking as needed. Add firewood as needed!

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