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Step 3: Making the Firelighters

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Put the pieces of kindling into the tray, making sure one side is coated with fat. Leave for 12-24 hours and turn, making sure the whole piece of wood is coated in bacon fat.

Repeat until the fat is all/mostly absorbed (can take week or so!)

I did this in summer so left the tray out on the back deck in the sun so the fat stayed melted. I made sure it came inside when it rained! I didn't turn it every day, but made sure I turned it fairly regularly to get a good coating on all sides.

Once all/most of the fat is absorbed, put the kindling in a plastic bag ready for your fire.