While softwood is not a great fuel for long burning fires, it is very useful when starting a fire and getting it established. Softwood and kindling wood burn very hot very fast, so they are great for raising firebox temperatures. If you leave your fire for too long without adding more logs then you may need to add some softwood or kindling to kick start your fire back to life. It is always useful to have a supply of softwood and kindling nearby, just in case.
Softwood, as opposed to hardwood, burns quickly and with great output. This makes it ideal for starting fires, but not maintaining them, typically then softwood is used as kindling, and hardwood or kiln dried logs are used for sustaining the actual fire. Only a small amount of softwood kindling will be required to start an effective fire, whether you choose to light from the top down (the Scandinavian way), that is a base of hardwood logs followed by a layer of softwood kindling and crowned with a firelighter, or the more traditional bottom up method, that is newspaper and kindling underneath a pile of hardwood, kiln dried logs.
Check out our selection of kiln dried hardwood logs, with moisture levels as low as 16%, these logs will make for a superior burn, and ensure that you are getting the most for your money. The kiln essentially bakes the moisture out of the wood, but not before the logs have been expertly cut and seasoned.
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