Make your own fire log

12/01/2010 7:06 am · 5 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Thanks to Dawn for this thrifty tip…

Have you or anyone else ever wondered what you could do with all those newspapers?

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If you have a fireplace or firepit, you can easily turn your newspaper pile into fire starter logs.

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Fill up your kitchen sink with water, then take each insert individually, and roll them up. let them dry completely.

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And you have a Thrifty Fire Log.

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nancy
nancy

i'm dense, so tell me why I need to soak them in water then let them dry up again? is it so they'll stay in a log shape or something to do with burning?

Dawn
Dawn

ok, just to clarify a little bit. these are just starter logs. a lot of people buy those starter logs to get the fire going (my husband included). and almost everyone uses newspaper to get a fire started, so why not make them into fire starter logs. you have to let the rolled log dry out as much as possible. we live in texas, and for the most part, it's fairly warm here. as far as how long they last. it's only paper, so not very long. it's only to get the fire started, so once your wood catches fire, you won't need to use them again til the next time. but you can certainly try and use them for camping. it's worth a shot!

Maryhelen
Maryhelen

This.is.awesome! We bought a firepit on Flack Friday and are anxious for the summer to get here so we can use it! These will be PERFECT!

tammy
tammy

wow!!! How long do they last?? Now that you can not bring your own firewood camping anymore I wonder how these would do. Sounds like a great winter project for the coming camping season.. They can't object to bringing paper... thank you

Brandy
Brandy

Do these burn quickly? And do you let each layer dry? Or just let it all dry at once? Cool idea!

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