Fuel Your Fire with Dried Citrus Peels
By John Atwell
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.
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