Stop the vexing struggle with the matches, newspapers, and other papers and try out these fire starters. These fire starters go on smoothly; they light up even when wet from rain or accidental-oh-kid-watch-it and come cheap. You can let go of all the worrying because the “party will start” with them.
10. Good Active Fire Starter ($7.88)
This product presents the very natural, fire starting charcoal cubes. The cubes carry no toxic substances and are flavorless, odorless and will not implant any impression on the food cooked. Each square burns approximately 10 minutes and lights up even when wet. It can also be used in any well-ventilated indoor or outdoor wood-burning fireplace.
9. TinderLight Fire Starter ($5.99)
These are TinderLight’s emergency fire starters in a waterproof packeting. Each of the ten sheets measure 1 – 1/4″ x 1 – 1/4″ and light up even with the spark from stones. The emergency fire starters are an essential piece for all the hikers, campers, backpackers and survivalists.
“I’m an experienced outdoorsman and survivalist and use a lot of first means to make fire. Char cloth is a lifesaver when the threat of hypothermia begins to creep up on you. This char cloth takes even the slightest spark from my flint and steel or Ferro Rod and burns SLOWLY. Very slowly. They’ve used Blue Jean material, so this is not the cheap flimsy char cloth you may have seen before. This is Top Quality, and no expense was spared here. The thickness of each fabric allows you to tear it into a few pieces to stretch it out.
I have been around the block, and I can tell you without any hesitation that this is the best and longest lasting char cloth I have ever used. It’s that good. I’m not affiliated with the company and have no reason to exaggerate the products’ selling points; it is that good, and I would recommend grabbing a few of them at this price point. What you get in return may just save your life someday.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Midwest Hearth Fire Starter ($12.95)
Natural charcoal starters for the BBQs by Midwest Hearth containing no unnatural substances. These are made tasteless and odorless and will not flavor your food in any way. They ablaze even when wet and light in the 1/10th of the second. Each square can burn close to 10 minutes and offers ideal results with lump, charcoal, hardwood charcoal, and briquettes.
“These are worth the money. Until I discovered these, light BBQ fires were a pain. Now, I just load up the chimney with some wood charcoal and one of these, and in no time we’re cooking. They’re a lot easier to work with than wadded up newspaper.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Walden Backyards Fire Starter ($17.50)
The type of fire starter that we all dream of. This waterproof bag is resistant to dew as well as rain. You can use these in fire pits, wood stoves, BBQs, camping, etc. The manufacturer guarantees 15 minutes of burn time and ingredients that are natural, eco-friendly and won’t flavor food. One bag can light nearly 24 fires.
“I have been testing fire-starters on an invention of my own. I was searching for a fires-starter I want one that very straightforward and easy to light, no flavor transferable to the food, burned for a minimum of 15 minutes and can burn higher moisture content wood. I tested well over 20 different fire starters. One and one alone met this criterion. Now starting my favorite high moisture wood for grilling is a snap. Put the lighter on the fire starter while wood surrounds it and you have an instant fire.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. ZIP Fire Starter ($4.84)
This product is Zip’s premium quality all-purpose fire starters. They are specially manufactured seeing about all the conditions around the general activities of fire and wood burning. For that, they light even when wet or damped. They are tasteless, odorless hygienic and won’t flavor your food. They light up instantly and can burn up to 18 minutes. Clean and convenient and safe for use in all outdoor and indoor fires including BBQ’s, wood stoves, fireplaces, fire pits and chimneys.
“Bought these about a week before a hike. It rained on the hike, then it rained some more, and finally, it rained. I had no hope for a campfire at the end of the day, but really, had nothing to lose. I had brought these with me and put one under some wood which was wet. I should say that the internal part of each “log” was dry, so this was obviously critical. The Zip Firestarter kept a stable enough fire on the wood for what I would guess was 10 minutes for the internal dry wood to ignite and voila! We had a fire. Not for long, though, it kept on friggin raining 🙂 But I’m sold, love this and will take them on each hike.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. Quickfire Fire Starter ($19.99)
These fire starters by QuickFire are another gem from their kind. They leave no odor or taste on your hands or food; light up instantly and can burn up to 10 minutes long. They are made waterproof and if the pouches get wet; they will still ignite quite easily. The pouches have an infinite shelf life.
“Great economy size. These are great little fire starters. Compact enough to carry a few with you in your pocket. Easy to light and work well for starting fires. Purchased a smaller pack of these and was happy with the performance that I bought the big daddy. Great addition to my camping and hiking gear. Highly recommend!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Lightning Nuggets Fire Starter ($22.74)
This packet features 100 fire-starting nuggets for quickly starting a fire indoors or outdoors. They are non-toxic and environment-friendly made from pitch wood, sawdust, and food-grade paraffin wax, hence leaving no residue left behind. You need only one at a time, and you are ready to go.
“After years of using almost every type of firestarter, discovered the Nuggets and they perform as advertised plus they claim to be enviro-friendly. Maybe but all I know is that they do the thing – no paper (other than to heat the flue) – logs catch within 5 – 10 minutes. Nice to find something that meets the claims of the manufacturer.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. Rutland Fire Starter ($20.50)
This fire starter is a pack of 144 ‘first-time-every-time’, fire-staring squares made from recycled wood chips and wax. They cause no flare and neither will they flavor the food. Ideal for grills, smokers, fire pits, bonfires, campfires, wood stoves, coal stoves. Not to worry even if you leave them outside because they light even when wet.
“I have used these before and when I went to the hardware store here in CA to get more they were out. It seems that they only carry them in the Winter time. So I got frantic because these things work great. I found them on Amazon and ordered three boxes! One square lights a fire almost every time in my Lopi wood stove. I have used them to light fires in my fireplace too. They light very quickly and burn long enough to get dry wood blazing. I highly recommend these to anyone who has a wood stove or fireplace and hates getting a stubborn fire started. This product is guaranteed to give you a 99% shot at success in starting your fire the first time every time.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Wood Products Fire Starter ($22.54)
This box of 10 lbs Fatwood is made from splitting the stumps of pine trees that contain a high concentration of natural resin. They carry no chemical additive and light up even when wet or damp. Suggested for use in barbecues, campfires, wood stoves, fire pits, pellet stoves, chimineas, coal stoves and fireplaces.
“I’ve tried every kind of fire-starter out there and always keep coming back to fatwood as being the best, easiest to use, and most environmentally responsible. It contains no petrochemicals – just good old pine resin. It’s “made” by leaving pine stumps standing for a few months after harvesting the trees so that the resin in the roots moves up into the stump. The stump is then split and cured awhile before being packaged – by the time you get it, it’s dry and volatile and lights fast and burns scorching.
All I use to get a roaring fire going is two sticks, lit and dropped between two logs in the woodstove. I add a small handful of bark and twigs to the blaze, then put my top wood on top of that. I heat my whole home with nothing but my wood-stove every winter, and fatwood makes that job a lot easier.
This particular product is also the best deal per pound that I’ve found so far for fatwood – even after adding shipping and handling. The box it comes in is a nice bonus, too – easy to dispense from and store. I hope Amazon keeps offering it!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Weber Fire Starter ($3.98)
The box of 24, odorless cubical fire starters naturally lights even when wet. They are environment-friendly and smokeless and can work in any well-ventilated indoor or outdoor wood-burning fireplace. Highly recommended.
“I do a lot of smoking and have tried quite a few products. Kingsford Match Light is very easy to start. However, it adds a terrible taste to meat and quite honestly makes me wonder about health repercussions. I have tried lighting charcoal with light fluid, which works ok and just has the same problems as Kingsford Match Light. I have spent time burning coal with newspaper and a chimney, which works very well, except for all the burnt paper that goes all over the place. I started using Weber’s Light Cubes a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier. For starters, they light charcoal faster than any product I have ever used. They burn spotless and do not ash like paper does. I do not see myself ever burning coal again without these cubes. These cubes are perfect for light charcoal.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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