How to Store Kiln Dried Kindling

Using kiln dried wood tinder is a very simple way to help get your fire started, but how should you store it once it arrives to keep it in the best condition all year round.

Bulk Store in Shed & Garages

To ensure that your kiln dried wood kindling remains dry, you must first consider what room to store your kindling in. The obvious places are sheds and garages but you must make sure the space is dry and the wood will not take on any moisture. 

The type of container the kindling is stored in should also be carefully considered. Often we have plenty of plastic, lidded containers in the shed or garage but without airflow this could cause condensation and allow the kindling to absorb moisture. Cardboard Banana Boxes from your local supermarket can work well as they are stackable and allow good airflow. Alternately a wooden stackable crate is always a good option and can have multipurpose functions.

Stack in the Wood Store

Utilise the gaps between the logs in your wood store to hold kindling. This helps to keep it dry but it does mean you’ll need to take it out of the handy 2.5kg sized nets.

 

Fireside Storage

When you are ready to use kindling, remove some from the net or the wood store and transfer to a kindling bucket or basket.

You can transport this so it is next to the fireplace or wood burner, and your kindling is conveniently nearby when you want to build your next fire. It also helps contain any dust or dirt that falls off the kindling, so you have less sweeping to do.

Our small felt basket is perfect for kindling storage by the fire. The thick felt basket is strong enough to hold up 5kg of kindling. Any dust and residue from the kindling stays in the basket and is easy to vacuum clean. The wood handle keeps the basket portable and looks stylish. There is also a handy pocket on the front to store your USB Rechargeable lighter or matches.

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