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I didn't have much luck with these
on November 10, 2013
After reading the reviews I thought these would be awesome, especially comparing the price of these with those firestarter bricks. I didn't have much luck with them in my firepit outside, in a fireplace inside, or in a woodstove. They do, however, ignite somewhat easily and burn for a long time. If used with adequate paper and kindling, I suppose they're effective. In their defense, however, I suspect the wood I had delivered is not seasoned (as advertised). I have gone back to the larger firebricks, and they do the job.
I've actually invested in another box of these. I keep them with my firestarter bricks, paper, and kindling. Each of these things serves specific purposes. This little starter nugget doesn't really work well for starting a fire without kindling, BUT if I haven't been paying attention to my fire in the woodstove and the wood actually stops burning, I find tossing one of these back under the smouldering wood and lighting it restarts a withered fire really rapidly.