How to tell if you’re kindling is dry:
THE SNAP METHOD:
- The Premise: dry kindling is devoid of a high water content and will snap easily instead of bending.
- How To do it: take your smaller bits of kindling no thicker than your thumb and grasp them at both ends. Pull the ends towards the middle, the kindling should snap in the middle.
- What to look for: twigs, sticks, and other kindling that snaps cleanly and easily is an indicator of dry kindling.