You don't want to be mucking around adding kindling and logs to your firepit every couple of minutes - you've got guests to entertain!
Use our firepit lighting method and you can light it, leave it and get back to being the host or hostess with the most... or, erm, mostess?
The step by step
First things first, make sure your firepit is in a safe area away from timber such as decking and fences!
What you need
- 1 natural firelighter
- 6-8 pieces of kindling
- Hardwood logs (we recommend kiln-dried mixed species)
- Extra long matches or a long stove lighter
- Fireside set
- Heatproof gloves
1. Build the kindling base
Put one natural firelighter in the bottom of the firepit and build a 'log cabin' of kindling around it, 6-8 pieces high depending on the size of fire you're building.
2. Build the firewood stack
Build a larger log cabin, using kiln dried logs, that completely surrounds the kindling base.
3. Light that fire!
Use a long match or stove lighter to set fire to the firelighter at the centre of the whole stack. This will burn for 8-10 minutes, quickly catching the kindling and spreading to the logs.
4. Keep it going
A fire needs a supply of fresh oxygen, so if the firewood stack collapses, use the tongs in your fireside set to ensure good airflow around the burning logs.
5. Stoke it
Once the logs are burning, it's a judgement call when to add more fuel, just make sure you don't smother the fire by adding too much, too quickly.
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