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Win a bucket of Flamers with Certainly Wood & H is for Home

For this month’s competition, we have a fantastic prize that you’ll use all year round. We’ve teamed up with Certainly Wood to offer one of our readers a bucket of Flamers firelighters.

Small pile of flamers on their box | H is for Home

We’ve been trialling these Flamers recently and we can really sing their praises. They’re a wonderful product – renewable, untreated wood shavings dipped in refined wax. They have a long burn which makes lighting fires easy and reliable. Also, there’s none of the harsh, chemical aromas that you get from other types of firelighter.

Flamer igniting with kindling | H is for Home

And as if that wasn’t enough, they actually look great too. They’re attractive additions to the fireside in the same way a basket of logs gives a natural, cosy look to a room. In addition to wood burners and open fires, they’re also perfect for barbecues and pizza ovens. We’re complete converts and won’t be using anything else in the future.

Bucket full of Flamers in front of our wood buring stove | H is for Home

To enter, simply tell us in the comments section below how you usually light your fire or barbecue.

Bucket full of Flamers in front of our wood buring stove | H is for Home

Bucket of Flamers fire lighters

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  • Anneka Avery

    I’m a bit of a cheat and buy the bags you light for my BBQ but I do start fires the traditional way for my fire pit – using paper cardboard small sticks and then large logs when it’s built!

  • Rebecca Brown

    I either use a lighter and tinder or a battery and wire wool

  • Julie Tift

    With kindling & Firelighters

  • lyndsey80

    by lighting lots of pieces of paper….not very good as it takes ages

  • charlotte

    usually with great difficulty by burning ourselves, we get the block fire lighters although they dont work very good

  • jane templeman

    with normal fire lighters.

  • ClickClick

    We use newspaper crumbled in a ball.

  • maci234

    kindling and firelighters

  • Ritchie_Dee

    Firelighters – the smelly chemical ones.

  • David Price-Hughes

    With tightly folded pieces of newspaper and strips of kindling wood.

  • David Waterworth

    screwed up paper, and sticks, light and cover fireplace with a shovel and piece of paper as a blazier

  • Solange

    Kindling and firelighters.

  • Michaela

    I normally use firelighters and kindling for lighting my log burner.

  • Sarah mackay

    I use peat in my fires

  • Kevin_Honey

    With great difficulty and some firelighters!

  • Kevin_Honey

    I like piccalilli with cheese and french bread

  • stuart hargreaves

    Usually with newspapers it can get a bit messy if it is windy

  • becky yeomans

    I use firelighters or the BBQ bags that you set fire too!

  • Usually with pieces of screwed up paper – it takes ages though!

  • Steve S

    Normal firelighters with locally bought kindling for us. We have a thatched roof so are very careful about what we burn.

  • Heather Haigh

    I use those white smelly firelighters plus newspaper but these look like a much better idea.

  • Karen Barrett

    Newspaper and kindling followed by logs

  • Ann Gwillim

    These would make lighting our wood burner so much easier as use kindling & paper at the moment.

  • Abby

    With kindling & a flamer!

  • Sheena Batey

    Paper spills or commercially bought chemical firelighters which doesn’t always work.

  • Allister Stevens

    Kindling and matches

  • Caroline H

    Paper twists and a dab of lighting gel.

  • rod

    Firelighters and scrunched up paper

  • I use wooden fire lighters

  • amy bondoc

    i usually start it off with newspaper!

  • louise

    This would look so good beside my wood burner!

    I use a layer of crunched up paper then place a layer of small twigs/kindling on top and light the paper 🙂

  • Lynn Neal

    we just use some dry paper!

  • Vicki Davitt

    I use fire lighters and wooden blocks

  • sarah birkett

    small jenga building of sticks and a couple of fire burners, as well as a couple of crossed fingers and a lot of hope

  • Emily Clark

    Just usually use a match and some newspaper!

  • Stacey Carnell

    A lighter and paper usually :/

  • Rachie Littleme

    Newspaper, pine cones and kindling.

  • Ailsa Sheldon

    We use pine cones paper and a fire lighter

  • Jo Carroll

    We usually use old lolly sticks that we’ve kept to light our barbeque but sometimes it takes a little long. x

  • Cherry Edwards

    Kindling and block firelighters and adjust the air flow correctly

  • LeeLee Newsome

    We use firelighters and kindling

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    Errrr….. I’m not sure because my husband does it. I’m in charge of the salad!

  • Claire Glace

    I use long strips of newspaper in a bow!

  • Adeinne Tonner

    I know it sounds terrible and lazy but start it with a lighter.

  • Natalie Crossan

    With firelighters and kindling x

  • Julie Smith

    I tend to use firelighters

  • leanne williams

    With kindling & Firelighters

  • sunshine

    With firelighters

  • kathycakebread

    we use a highlighter

  • lesley182

    I’ve used these in the past to get the woodburner going and they are fabulous! I usually use kindling and firelighters.

  • oldbird

    Kindling and firelighters

  • Suz O’Neill

    My other half takes care of the fire however he uses ripped up newspaper and kindling.

  • Rochelle Lear

    firelighters and fluid

  • Tiff Jordan

    We used to use newspaper & sticks, but now we use firelighters.

  • Ruth Harwood


  • Mickie Bull

    Firelighters, kindling, coal, newspaper, bellows and swearing!

  • David Paterson


  • Amandeep Sibia

    We use firelighters.

  • Sirley Young

    With paper

  • snarepuss

    firelighters 🙂

  • Mum’s The Word

    We usually just use a lighter & wood

  • Tammy Tudor

    with regular firelighters

  • keithhunt

    A little cooking blow lamp

  • Arabella Bazley

    We use lots of scrunched up paper and sometimes lighter fluid which I hate because it smells and it’s dangerous.

  • Fluffordust

    My Dad is a carpenter so I usually start my fire with his off cuts from work!

  • Pete Cleasby

    with some “fuzz” from the tumble dryer and matches !

  • Stevie

    We have a burning bin and we usually use newspaper.

  • Judith MacInnes

    We have a duel fuel stove, and use normal chemical firelighters with kindling to get it going – they do smell awful though when you open the door to add a log once the kindling’s burning!

  • Jodie A Green

    usually with paper and a lighter

  • MrRichTea

    I put on prodigy “firestarter” & rub 2 sticks together caveman style!

  • jo liddement

    We use dry kindling and some screwed up newspaper to start the woodburner.

  • PhilA

    i normally light my wood burner by passing the matches to my wife and letting her do it lol…

  • Daniel Coles

    Instant light bags

  • Melanie Gardiner

    Paper and pine cones to get it going

  • Keshia Esgate

    usually with firelighters

  • maria blythin

    bbq coal x


    I use firelighters.

  • Clare Bluett

    We use the yellow pages and very dry kindling from the Ash tree in our garden but get a bit stuck if we run out and have to use the horrible chemical fire lighters sometimes. Would love to swap now I’ve found flamers.

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  • Nata Turner

    Lots of patience! lol