Firepower Firelighters

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
2 replies 609 views
suki1964suki1964 Forumite
14.3K Posts
Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
Which seem to be totally green, are in Poundland £1 for 64


  • pinnkspinnks Forumite
    835 Posts
    Sixth Anniversary 500 Posts Photogenic Rampant Recycler
    Only fires I light are the BBQ.

    I use old wood from garden pruning or DIY offcuts to build a fire, light it using my hot air paint stripper (takes 2 or 3 minutes and is free with PV on summer days of course). I let the fire burn down to embers and then cook as normal. Works a treat, no chemicals and no carbon footprint. Haven't bought charcoal for 25 years :beer:
    Wiltshire - 5.25kWp
    3.5kWp: 14 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 4000TL, WSW 40 degrees, June 2013
    1.75kWp: 7 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 1600TL, SSE 45 degrees, March 2014
  • joefizzjoefizz Forumite
    676 Posts
    Ninth Anniversary 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    doritos or leftover prawn crackers are cheaper ;-)

    Burn either and then think about what they do to your insides!

    Using home made firelighters at the minute, old non recyclable paper/cardboard/tape soaked in rainwater for weeks, mixed with leftover sawdust from power tools/saws etc then put through a brick press. Leave to dry naturally for weeks in airflow then cut up into small pieces and use as firelighters. When dry you can coat them in leftover/used cooking oil etc if you want.
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023

New plans have just been announced by the Government

MSE News

Cheap contents insurance for tenants

DON'T assume your landlord covers you

MSE Guides

Summer sizzlers round-up

Incl £2ish sun cream & £1.50 disposable BBQs

MSE Deals