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The_Grill_SergeantThe_Grill_Sergeant Posts: 87
edited October 2011 in EggHead Forum
Hey Gang,

The one thing missing from my shipment was a box of fire starters.  What are my options, and can I get them at Walmart or Fred Meyer?

Thanks!

Sarge
Egg Head in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Comments

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,880
    Go to any place that sells charcoal (Home Depot, Menards, etc.) and get an $8. electric starter, they work great!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    I always use papertowl and oil
    context is important :)
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    I got my LP plumbing torch out of hybernation ... fast clean and easy!
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • psalzerpsalzer Posts: 108
    I second the torch...quick, clean, easy....and the canister lasts forever.
  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    I third the torch....very quick and easy. I have the Bernzomatic with the hose and trigger.

    You should wear safety glasses though, for sparks.
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    I third the torch....very quick and easy. I have the Bernzomatic with the hose and trigger.

    You should wear safety glasses though, for sparks.

    Very good point!
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • Found some Diamond brand fire starters at the grocery store for $1.98. There are 8 to a pack and I only needed a third of one to get it going. I'd call that a good investment.
    Egg Head in Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • ShawnShawn Posts: 356
    I also use torche its very fast and clean!
    Cheers! Shawn My Blog: http://hrmcreativebbq.blogspot.com/ My Dads Custom Handles Blog http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.com
  • I use a Mapp Gas torch.  It will cause some popping and sparks so be careful if you go with a torch.
  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    I use the cubes or other type like that.  If I don't have those on hand I do the oil/paper towel method.  No problems at all.  I may get an electric one,  but don't like the fire hazard.  What if I forget it in there? 
  • Mapp gas weed burner
  • I got a pack of fire starters when I bought my XL. I cut them in quarters. The box had 24 starters. I can get 96 fires out of one box.
  • Rutland Safe Lite--   144 starters for around $12 at Ace Hardware in Atlanta.  Great price 

    http://www.rutland.com/productinfo/safe-lite-fire-starters.html

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