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.
- Place the logs
Lay four split logs on the floor of the fireplace with the flat sides down. Do not leave space between the logs.
- Cover the logs with kindling
Lay pieces of medium kindling across the logs, and cover it with a layer of small kindling.
- Make the newspaper knots
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.
- Add the newspaper knots
Lay the newspaper knots on top of the kindling until it is completely covered. Make additional newspaper knots if necessary.
- Light the fire
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.