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Fire palaces. Use scrap wood to build whimsical or sculptural "palace" models which are designed to be burned to provide up to 30 minutes of spectacular flames.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 34
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 4

How to use an Indian fire drill.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1963 (v.53#7) pg. 24

Prospector's Poke neckerchief slide carries flint and steel kit.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1965 (v.55#3) pg. 70

Primitive fire making. Use the bow drill, fire plow, strap drill and fire saw to start fires.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1967 (v.57#6) pg. 52

How to make a charcoal chimney from a two-pound coffee can. Charcoal pieces are placed in the chimney in the center of the grill and lighted there for quickly getting all pieces equally hot.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1973 (v.63#8) pg. 52

Six fire-making games that can be played at a winter campout: Fire-striking relay, Fire-by-friction relay, String-burning race, Strike the match, Choppers' relay, and a water-boiling contest.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1974 (v.64#12) pg. 44

How to make a firestarter from sawdust and melted paraffin, molded in an egg carton.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1978 (v.68#2) pg. 38

How to make a fireboard and holder from wood so you can start a fire without matches. Includes other fire starter ideas.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1978 (v.68#3) pg. 60

How to light a charcoal fire.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1978 (v.68#6) pg. 46

How to start a fire with only 2 matches.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1981 (v.71#1) pg. 39

Tips for building outdoor fires in winter.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1989 (v.79#1) pg. 43

How to start a fire using flint and steel.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1991 (v.81#12) pg. 79

How to start a fire with flint and steel.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.74#2) pg. 56

Tip: Charcoal starter made from a tin can.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.74#4) pg. 55

Tip: Use paraffin-dipped pinecones to start fires.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1982 (v.13#10) pg. 36

Tip on using a common road flare to start a survival fire, even in wet wood.
DIRT RIDER #145 Dec 1994 pg. 106

Aluminum cone charcoal snuffer to make to fit your grill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #195 Jan 1979 (v.29#1) pg. 58

Tip: Make a charcoal lighter from a 2- or 3-lb. coffee can.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 155

How to make your own charcoal from hardwood sticks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 28

Make "cupcake" fire starters from sawdust and paraffin.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #302 Oct 1989 (v.39#9) pg. 95

Tips on the best way to start a fire in a woodstove.
HARROWSMITH #83 Jan-Feb 1989 (v.13#5) pg. 114
Added Info HARROWSMITH #84 Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#6) pg. 10

Canadian expert "Mr. Wood Heat" shares tips on heating with wood, starting a fire from the top down, selection and use of firewood, etc.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #132 Feb 1997 (v.21) pg. 54

How to make firestarters from sawdust in paper muffin cups filled with melted wax.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 31

A charcoal ignition chimney. Simple sheet metal project holds charcoal tightly together until fully lighted, then they can be dumped into the grill.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1978 (v.67#5) pg. 48

The correct way to build a fire. Looks at fires in stoves, barbecue grills, outdoor fires, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #654 Nov 1982 (v.78) pg. 12

The right way to build a fireplace fire.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #54 Nov-Dec 1978 pg. 33

Tip: Make outdoor flame starter material from paraffin soaked newspaper.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 52

Tip: How to extinguish and reuse partially-burned charcoal briquettes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 44

More tips on reusing half-burned briquettes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 46

At home in the wilderness. Part 3. Fire. How to use a bow-drill apparatus to start a fire without the need for matches.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #73 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 78

How to harvest pitch, the resin found on conifers, and use it as a fire starter.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #96 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 130

Tip: Make your own fire starters from sawdust and candle wax.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1983 (v.30#12) pg. 23

Electronic ignitors and sparkers (devices that generate a spark or an arc to light a fire). Several circuits are shown including one to ignite model rocket engines.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 81

Barbecue grill uses wadded newspaper for fuel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.123#6) pg. 142

Tip: How to use hardwood scraps, instead of charcoal briquettes, for outdoor barbecuing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 114

Tip: How to roll newspaper pages to make an improved fire starter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1983 (v.159#1) pg. 46

Tip on using dry pine cones to start charcoal barbecues.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1989 (v.166#9) pg. 97

Building an outdoor fire. A user test of 12 fire-starting devices.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1998 (v.175#8) pg. 86

Correct way to light a fire in a fireplace.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1964 (v.35#11) pg. 80

Experiments that demonstrate how to increase a fireplace's radiation of heat by altering log stacking patterns and grate design.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Aug 1978 (v.239#2) pg. 143

Tip: Make firestarter "cupcakes" of sawdust and melted wax.
SUNSET Mar 1979 (v.162#3) pg. 114

Tip: Make firestarters from shop sawdust mixed with paraffin.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 26

Charcoal dispenser is tall, narrow box with top suspended between wooden uprights on an axle so it can be tipped to pour out briquettes.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1966 (v.22#5) pg. 61

Metal, cone-shaped barbecue "snuffer" saves charcoal and keeps out rain.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 66