Do I need to use firelighters or can I use newspaper?
We recommend using firelighters as this gives a constant source of heat to light the kindling, using news paper crates a quick flash of heat, which can cause your stove or fireplace to smoke. Remember at the start of the fire it is important to warm the flue, a warm flue will draw properly and using firelighters and kindling to do this is the first step. Once you have a kindling fire going then add smaller logs, let these set on fire and once you have some embers, then add on your larger log sizes.
Where should I put my Log Store?
Your Log Store needs to be on level place as there will be a lot of weight in it and it needs to be stable.
Your log store should be placed where it can get plenty of air flow and some warmth, so somewhere the sun can get to it. Avoid a dark damp place that is shaded from the sun and wind.
You log store is designed to allow air flow through it so face it away from the prevailing rain direction.
If you are putting your log store against a wall this is fine, try and pick a wall that doesn't tend to have driving rain against it. But if this is the case then the logs will evaporate the surface moisture on them.
It also needs to be in a place that you can get to easily to get a basket of logs on a cold night.