Kindling is split from kindling rounds. Typically these rounds are split into thin slices using the log splitter and then further split into kindling using a hatchet.
- Length is between 4 and 10 inches. (While permitted, kindling under 8 inch length should be avoided.)
- The length of the longest side should be nominally 2 inches.
- Pieces should be roughly rectangular in shape. Height perpendicular to the longest side should be 1/2 to 1 inch.
- Kindling should be stored in a cardboard box in the dry storage area.
One box of kindling should be prepared for each cord of firewood. That is, about one box should be prepared for each hour spent of splitting firewood. (Typically, one kindling round is needed for every 70 to 80 firewood rounds.)