Using Silver Birch Bark As Firelighters

Using Silver Birch Bark As Firelighters

Silver birch is a great firewood to use for your stoves and fireplaces, not only does it burn great but the bark can double up as a natural firelighter and therefore makes silver birch one of the easiest woods to light.

The white bark of birch is easy to peel off the log and when scrunched together creates a combination between a firelighter and some kindling.

 

Silver Birch Firewood Log

Silver Birch Firewood Log

Silver Birch Bark Stripped off

Silver Birch Bark Stripped off

Peel enough bark off so that you have a small hand full and then you will be ready to light your stove fire.

Position your logs in the stove so that you can place your bark peelings in between the logs.

Silver Birch logs starting a stove fire

Silver Birch logs starting a stove fire

Place a small log over the top of the birch bark kindling and then light the bundle.

Silver Birch logs starting a stove fire

Silver Birch logs stacked ready to light

Starting a silver birch stove fire

Starting a silver birch stove fire

After a few minutes your logs should catch alight and your fire will be coming on nicely.

After a few minutes burning

After a few minutes burning

Silver Birch in a Morso stove

Silver Birch in a Morso stove

Silver Birch’s bark is more flexible than other woods so it easy to peel and crunch into a bundle, If you are using other types of wood then you may not see the same results and may require to use some natural wood wool firelighters. 

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