Fire starters and fire logs you purchase at the store may be a quick and easy way to get a fire started, but they aren’t necessarily a green or healthy choice. The fire logs inside the paper bag are full of compressed sawdust, waxes and flammable chemicals designed to slowly burn. If you plan on roasting marshmallows over an open fire, you won’t be able to if you choose one of these products to get your fire going. And the small fire-starter sticks that look like dog treats can also be lethal if ingested. It’s best to stick with simple fire starters like egg cartons, cardboard and scrap paper.
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