I had a combination of inspirations over the past couple of days that led me to "invent" this orange peel woodstove fire helper. I read in a magazine from the health food store that dried orange peel can be used for kindling, because the orange oil in it combusts nicely.
Then I read in my Mother Earth News magazine that you can use toilet paper rolls cut in half with the ends folded in to make mini seed-starting pots. I tried that, but they were too small to be practical. (I will probably take Chile's advise and use newspaper instead.) But I figured if I tossed the dried orange peels into the toilet paper rolls and folded both ends: eureka! And the "orange peel fire helper" was born.
Port Bruce: Still Alive and Well (2).
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