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Another great starte that requires vertually no equipment is to take a coffe or juice can, cut it in half, and stuff it with corrugated cardboard and a candle whick. You just jelly-roll the cardboard as tight as possible and stuff the circle into the can. Next, melt some paraffin and pur it into the can. It will soak into the cardboard and provid lots of fuel to start the charcoal either in the grill, or in the chimney. And it can be reused many times. This also creates an emergency fuel for disaster preparedness kits. You can also use it in place of Sterno for a pan warmer, or to cook over.
My wife taught me this neat little device.
If using under the charcoal grill, make sure you have a way for extracting the fuel can from under the hot charcoal if you plan on re-using it.
Another absolutely phenominal fire starter is wax covered paper cups. Just rinse out the paper cups after they are used, and stack them together. Save them up. When lightling the charcoal, place the cups under the fire grate and light them. The was causes them to burn completely and for a good amount of time, sufficient to completely light the charcoal. And you don't have to worry about removing the homemade fuel canister.
This of course is for crazy do-it-yourselfers like me.
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