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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

  • Caroline Kelly

    Light the bag charcoal, not great tho

  • shirlz51

    I use firelighters to light the fire.

  • Becca Staples

    We have a log burner and i often struggle if i don’t use regular firelighter. Liking the sound of these though x

  • Lindsey Loughtman

    Usually smelly firelighters, but I once made some with pine cones dipped in wax. They were fab

  • Tania Atfield

    I use toilet rolls and kindling to light my fire

  • Ruth K

    We have 3 fires in our house and on winter weekends I like to light all 3. Normally I use knotted pieces of newspaper, a little kindling and a couple of traditional firelighters. It’s a bit time consuming and smelly on the hands though!

  • Tamalyn Roberts

    we use twigs, firelighters and leaves to get our fire pit going

  • Stacy Fenemore

    a lighter and paper

  • Louise Lumsden

    make layers, first put balled up newspaper on the bottom, then thin kindling sticks, then any coal left from previous day’s burn picked out from the ashes, then a small amount of coal on the top of that & light with along BBQ lighter I only adding more coal slowly once I’m sure it’s bedded in. Sometimes it’s still in from the night before though so just have to add coal and carefully clean out underneath

  • Jacki Mactaggart

    We always use ‘Flamers’…no idea how I would light our stove without them :))

  • Robyn Clarke

    With firelighters.

  • Zoe Payne

    with old newspapers

  • Liz Martinez

    firelighters and kindling

  • GCforever

    We use either ordinary matches or extra long matches.


    firelighters, kindling and newspaper

  • ray


  • Lynda Mibsxx Johnson

    I usually make my own paper logs… these look soo much nicer ( and easier on my arthritic wrists!)

  • Joanna Ford

    Kindling and firelighters

  • Christine Caple

    Kindling and newspapers.

  • Paul Sharp

    I light my log burner with kindling and news paper most of the time except when i’m in a hurry as I’ll use fire lighters and kindling.

  • z.g

    My husband normally does it as the BBQ is kind of his thing, BUT I think even I could manage with these!

  • Tim Bain

    Newspaper and wood

  • Ali Gill

    I start our log burner by stacking the chopped sticks up, starting with thicker at the bottom, and thinner at the top. In a criss cross format and through a few fire lighters in then lit with a match!

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    We use firelighters

  • Jacqui Graham

    I use the petrol based fire lighters, kindling and newspapers.

  • Ren Taylor

    Screwed up newspaper lol x

  • Amanda Greensmith

    fire lighters x

  • Michelle Barrows

    with conventional firelighters

  • Laura ‘Lime’ Muir

    Kindling and firelighter blocks

  • elaine stokes

    normally matches and firelighters

  • natalee gosiewski

    firelighters then use bits of coal bag

  • Rebecca Howells

    matches, kindling

  • Tasha Bowler

    With firelighters or the bags you light for the barbecue, my husband has no patience so I light the fire in our house.

  • Melanie Pennie

    To get our fire started we scrunch up paper, add two lots of kindling and a couple of firelighters. Once going add logs! 🙂

  • Sophie Williams

    Newspaper, sticks, years of practice 🙂

  • Charlie Lovatt

    Using newspaper knots

  • stewart biddle

    Firelighters and lighter fluid vets it going pretty well

  • Katie Skeoch

    Firefighters & pieces of kindling

  • Katy

    Ours is boring and electric so we just switch it on!

  • Tasha Hamilton


  • Eileen Tingle

    I use screwed-up newspaper covered with layers of sticks. I put a light to that then add the logs when it takes hold.

  • Laura Walker

    We have a log burner and used to use the block firelighters but found that natural firelighters like these were far better at getting the fire going

  • Mimicat

    Kindling and firelighters.

  • Emma

    Newspaper and kindling

  • Julia Hartley

    I use the firelighters with one piece of newspaper to light my log burner. If the wood is well seasoned it goes well if not, no amount of anything will get it going.

  • Caroline Signey


  • Rachell Lynch

    light the bag coal

  • Melissa Lee

    We are a little old fashioned with twisted newspaper, but really need a better way!

  • leannedempsey

    I use firelighters – the only thing that worksfor me

  • Claire Thomson Little

    I let my husband do it

  • Adrian Bold

    Kindling & Firelighters

  • Mark Allen

    Newspapers and matches – traditionally amateurish, but it’s how my grandad taught me

  • Ben Robb

    using paper + cardboard + wood