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kelly94942

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Posted: 02/24/14 04:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any tricks to dry out wet (as in damp from rain, not green) firewood? We typically use the dryer pieces and stack the wetter ones around the outside of the fire ring so they can start to dry a bit as the fire is going on. I'd love to know about other ideas people have!


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I would put the wet ones right on top of the dry ones. Dry out faster.

Split the wet ones. Should be dry inside.


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I just use a torch to start it, it will dry out soon

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Posted: 02/24/14 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sometimes they are just too wet to burn. I have great success using these sticks and always have several boxes of these STRIKE-A-FIRE FIRE STARTERS sticks on hand everywhere we go...

They come in a small 8-piece box and are made by DIAMOND. Coleman also sells the same stick under their name at the local WALMART stores...



I buy these in 48-piece bulk when I can and save my individual 8-pack boxes to repack them in for easy packing.


I know others will have all kinds of different way to quickly start a bon-fire but this small package is easy to carry with you and gives me a big edge on getting a full bon-fire going in less time.

I use a regular gas lighter similar to these to start the FIRE STARTERs with... They will burn a few minutes to get your wood started. I always carry this FISKERS 17-inch hand ax (AMAZON) with me as well.. Always need to split up things around the firepit.




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* This post was edited 02/24/14 04:38pm by RoyB *


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Let them air dry a day or two or split and burn. A hot enough fire will burn it.


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Best trick I ever saw was while on a diving trip in British Columbia. The crew had us gather all the very wet wood on the beach and stack it into a pyre. Then one of them poured diesel fuel over the wood and took one of the scuba tanks and cranked it open to provide a solid jet of air and lit the pyre. Instant blazing fire.

The scuba tank was what made the difference with its constant stream of air coming from the tank at 2800 PSI.

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We use a propane campfire and have never had to dry it out to burn it.

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Redsky wrote:

Best trick I ever saw was while on a diving trip in British Columbia. The crew had us gather all the very wet wood on the beach and stack it into a pyre. Then one of them poured diesel fuel over the wood and took one of the scuba tanks and cranked it open to provide a solid jet of air and lit the pyre. Instant blazing fire.

The scuba tank was what made the difference with its constant stream of air coming from the tank at 2800 PSI.


Haha... I guess I should have said "without the use of lighter fluid"... or diesel fuel, as the case may be!

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Redsky wrote:

Best trick I ever saw was while on a diving trip in British Columbia. The crew had us gather all the very wet wood on the beach and stack it into a pyre. Then one of them poured diesel fuel over the wood and took one of the scuba tanks and cranked it open to provide a solid jet of air and lit the pyre. Instant blazing fire.

The scuba tank was what made the difference with its constant stream of air coming from the tank at 2800 PSI.


One of the many uses of a compressor. Get dry kindling going in the center. Add air. Make um big fire in no time at all.


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I will split them into smaller pieces. And then I will try a little harder in keeping them dry.


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