During these winter months is there a better way to spend an evening in than curling up in front of an open fire and just letting time stand still? Maybe you have been out for the day and the cold winds have snapped at your feet leaving them numb and chilled. Toasting them in front of an open fire is surely a delight we would all walk miles to experience. There is something about the comfort and ambience that an open fire creates and draws us all in like bears to honey. So if you are fortunate heat logs for saleenough to have an open or log fire in your living room at home, the cold winter months are a time that you actually look forward to.
Now the thing is with the open fire that it is not completely easy street. The fire needs fuel to burn and even though logs are not expensive to buy, they do however cost. And then there is the issue of transporting the logs back to your home as well. Most local hardware stores will sell you quantities of wooden logs for the fire and, in some cases, they may well even deliver them for you. But the point here is that you still need to go out of your way to organise the fuel for your fire.
But if there was another option of fuelling your fire that was pretty much cost free, required no deliveries or collections and even helped the environment would you consider that option? Be folly not too I hear you say. Well there is another way to fuel your fire and that is with a briquette maker. The briquette maker is a small tool in which you can place old newspaper, cardboard and junk mail and compress them in to briquettes which can be used as a substitute for wooden logs on your fire. And with the average home producing approximately 500 kg of waste paper every year, there is no shortage of paper to make your briquettes.
To make your own briquettes is a very simple process. All you need do is soak the old paper in water and then place it in the briquette maker. When you have enough paper, just compress it and the end result ill be a briquette. Dry these briquettes by placing them somewhere heat logs for salewarm and then once dried out, these briquettes will give you about 2 hours burning time for each paper log. They are smokeless, odourless and leave only minute deposits of ash. A pretty perfect burning fuel in my opinion that is extremely cheap to produce as well as helping save the environment.