Roll Logs from Old Newspapers and Junk Mail

Roll Logs from Old Newspapers and Junk Mail
You can add to and supplement your wood pile by making "logs" from your old newspaers and junk mail. You simply roll them up, tie, and store indoors like regular logs. The simple directions are below.


old newspapers(recycle!!)
junk mail
tube paper scrap like toilet paper roll cores (optional)
ties (wire is best but old plastic bags are OK)

Take two tube paper scraps like two toilet paper roll cores and and set them on the edge of a newspaper section. Roll the paper around the tubes until half the length is taken up. Place another paper section into the crease between the rolled part and the unrolled over lapping. Continue to roll until the new section is half rolled, and then add another newspaper section. You can tuck junk mail in as you roll to get rid of it safely and help heat your house.

Once the log is large enough to suit you, tie it with scrap wire, or just with plastic bags. If you use the bags you will have to tuck your paper logs in between real ones to burn.

To Burn:
To burn just add to a started log fire. These logs will burn a bit hotter than timber so don't add too many at once to your fire. Some people with short chimney stacks , or small stoves should avoid buring paper as they don't have enough combustion space. Check out the Wood stove site for more helpful information on how you can make wise decisions about what to burn in your stove!
How to Burn Wood Right

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