Shefko EasyFire Fire Starters

Have you struggled to get that campfire going in the great outdoors? How about in your wood stove? Yes, some people still use wood stoves…lol. Are you the type of person who loves to grill with charcoal but doesn’t like the chemicals from the starter fluid? I know I fit into all of these categories. I am a city girl who tries to avoid carcinogens. I am no pyro as my little brother would say. My hours of frustration are now over with these easy fire starters.

These are made with cedar sawdust and highly refined wax. They burn for 20-30 minutes and offer a flame up to 12 inches. These also produce less smoke emissions and can be used in all types of weather. The manufacturer actually stands by this product offering a guarantee. That says a lot to me.

These fire starter discs are 4′ x 1′ and can be broken into pieces. They leave no residues or toxic chemicals, so you can rest assured this is one of the safer bets. Seeing as though I am fire challenged so to speak, I decided to put these to the test to find out if they were really that great.

Breaking them was pretty easy. They come in packages of 36 of 72 but I am a thrifty gal who likes to get my use out of things. I broke each disk into four pieces, so I was basically getting four uses to a disk which was pretty sweet.Each of these disks are individually wrapped in a plastic wrap. I used this in a fire outside. We burn some trash out here in the boonies. Anyhow, my fire sparked right up and was going great. I was pleasantly surprised at my little fire I made. This was one of the few times I didn’t have to go running to ask my hubby for help. To make sure this wasn’t a fluke, I decided to use a part of one of the disks to get the grill going. I think the part of the disk I used was a little large because I had achieved quite the flame. So I would recommend possible taking a fourth of a disk and breaking it in half when using it for the grill. Anyhow, it worked beautifully. Our food that we grilled still had that nice smoke flavor to it with no aftertaste that we have all come to expect when grilling with charcoal.

My step dad has a wood stove to heat his home to off-set fuel oil costs. He has an older home and back in the day, that was the thing to use. Anyhow, I have sat and watched him make fires for years. Sometimes it’s easy, other times, not so much. Keeping the flame can get difficult and as he becomes older, he could use some help. I offered him some of these disks for him to try as well. He loved them. He said they sure took the work out of building a fire. These would also be wonderful in a survival kit in case of an emergency if you like to plan ahead 🙂

If you aren’t too good at building fires or just want your fire to last a little longer, consider these. These are sold on Amazon.com for $39.95 USD. It is a relatively new product, so there aren’t any reviews on the site on them as of yet, but for ordering information, or to keep an eye out to see if there is a review posted about them besides mine, please feel free to visit here.

This product was provided for the purpose of inspection and for an unbiased review.

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