Fuel Your Fire with Dried Citrus Peels

How convenient that citrus is a winter fruit! Their peels, when dried, make great kindling for your fire.

Citrus Peels

Don’t pitch the peels — dried orange peels are flammable and make a deliciously scented fire kindling.

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Dried citrus peels make fantastic kindling. When starting a fire or rekindling a dying flame, a handful of dried citrus peels will prove remarkably flammable.

I speculate that the concentrated oils found in the peels may have something to do with the intense display of flame and heat they spawn.

John Atwell
Kurtistown, Hawaii