Place a natural firelighter on the grate or fire bed. Start stacking softwood kindling jenga style 3 or 4 rows high. This method ensures sufficient airflow between each piece of kindling.
Make sure all the air vents are fully open before setting the firelighter alight, leave the stove door ajar slightly to enhance the airflow and speed up the lighting process.
Gently rest one or two small kiln dried logs up against the kindling stack. Compressed oak briquettes are an excellent addition or even substitute to logs at this stage.
Now light your firelighter.
Once the fire is burning vigorously you can close the door fully and add logs as you need them.
Warm fuel ignites easier!
Always bring your fuel inside
to keep warm before burning.