To make a fire, lay four split logs on the floor of the fireplace, cover them with kindling, add rolled newspaper, and light the paper on fire. This 20-minute process requires a fireplace, split logs, kindling, newspaper and a lighter.Continue Reading
Lay four split logs on the floor of the fireplace with the flat sides down. Do not leave space between the logs.
Lay pieces of medium kindling across the logs, and cover it with a layer of small kindling.
Unfold a sheet of newspaper, and lay it flat. Grab one corner, and roll the paper toward the opposite corner so it forms a tube. Bring the ends together, and tie the tube into a crude knot. Set the knot on your work surface, and push down gently to flatten it. Repeat with several other sheets of newspaper.
Lay the newspaper knots on top of the kindling until it is completely covered. Make additional newspaper knots if necessary.
Light one of the newspaper knots, and then stand back. Observe the fire to make sure that the fire burns through the kindling and ignites the logs.