So in the last week we have been collecting supplies to build garden beds, tools to tend gardens and for firewood and anything we may need.
A neighbor sold us a Husquavarna chainsaw in great condition for $200 a larger purchase that will no doubt save us in the long run. Immediately Trevor was looking for things to cut up with his new toy. We had some smaller fallen trees in the yard and he took the chance to Buck them up into firewood right away. This left behind a pile of sawdust. As we are doing our best to not waste anything we gathered the dust pile and began to make fires starters. here is what we did, and what you will need to do the same.
-Muffin liners or empty cardboard egg containers
-Old wax candles
-Sawdust, or small dry twigs, leaves etc
First we melted the wax in a double boiler the microwave can also do the trick.
We then used old muffin liners and filled them 1/2 full of sawdust
We then poured wax on top and filled the muffin liner the rest of the way with sawdust before adding more wax until the sawdust was sufficiently saturated.
Place the newly waxed dust piles somewhere to stand until hardened.
You are now ready to place them in fireplace and use as fire starter.
The moist westcoast wood stands no chance. This can also be done using old crayons or any old wax you have.
Hope these tips help you like they have us!.