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While wood has been the traditional go-to fuel to crank up fireplaces, campfires and fire pits, there are a number of other options that are sparking interest and are fast-becoming effective substitutes.

Samba, the leaders in fire and barbecue, unpacks the suite of fire fuelling products on offer including one that is less impactful on the environment, easy to use and store.

For the love of firewood

Whether it is a dense hardwood such as aromatic oak or a robust river red gum, selecting the type of wood for your fire is serious business!

If you want wood that burns faster, with taller and hotter flames, a soft wood such as pine is the way to go.  Harder woods are perfect if you prefer a slow burn and it gives off more heat.

And whether it is soft or hard wood, the drier the wood, the easier it is to ignite.

Samba also has a range of fire starters such as Original Fire Lighters, Fire Wool and Squirt and Light to kickstart a traditional wood fire, first time, every time.

Keeping it hot with Hotlogs™

Growing in demand are the log style wood choices on offer and creating hot headlines recently is Samba’s Hot logs.

Made from 100 per cent sustainable hardwood, the Samba Hot logs are the ideal and convenient firewood, which not only burns hotter, but also for longer, is easy to use and is clean to handle.

Samba also offers Wax Fire logs, with a burn time of up to two hours, simply light the ends of the wrapper in your fireplace to get them going – no mess, no worries.

However you decide to start your fire, Samba has a suite of products to make your fire process a hassle-free and seamless one.

For all your fire starter needs, visit, www.sambafireandbbq.com.au

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  • Love it. Hot logs and wax logs, I had no idea! You can’t beat the heat from standing next to a wood fire in the middle of winter.

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  • I really hate the smell of smoke in the air that we get every winter from neighbours with fire pits or home fires. It can’t be good for our lungs or the environment. We just put on extra clothes to keep warm, after all we don’t live in a super cold climate.

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  • A substitute for wood… how much more organic can you get? Using wood for fire and warmth is alot different to companies that use wood for unnecessary decor and what not. Lucky I’m in qld and we really only need to wear a jumper for less than a month.

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  • I must remember this. Coming into winter season soon gunna need to retain this information until then.

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  • I don’t have fireplace but this is very interesting to know.

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  • Growing up we had a fire place and often would burn wood what was free. Personally I wouldn’t want to have a fire place, too dangerous with 2 kids with additional needs. Not long ago my now 12 yr old burned a fire in her room and not with wood !

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  • What are a interesting topic/article to read. Learnt so much. Thank you for the article thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Samba Hot Logs and Wax Fire Logs I had no idea. Never too old to learn indeed.

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  • Very interesting learning about different woods. Never had considered these in my home with kids

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  • Wow – this is very interesting read, Thanks for covering it.

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  • Wow I had no idea there were different purposes for this wood! Interesting

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  • Wow, I didn’t realise different woods burnt that different, thank you for the article. I do love a great fire place, would love a fire pit one day.

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  • Aren’t fires environmentally damaging? I must admit I like them, though.

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  • Still so hot here its hard to think about lighting a fire but I honestly can’t wait until its cool enough again :)

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  • Makes you think about what you really know . And gives you some insight on what is good for the environment

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  • That’s a great article! So many things we don’t even think about and especially what’s good or bad for the environment

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