How To Build A Fire In Your Smokeless Fire Pit
Building a fire in your smokeless fire pit is similar to building a normal campfire. The most important piece is that you need very dry wood. Hardwoods are preferable, but soft woods such as pine also work well. Look around your property for dead twigs and branches to use to start the fire. This make amazing kindling to get the fire going strong. You can use newspaper as the initial fire starter, however, birch bark is preferable and cardboard works as well. Using a fire starter block doesn't hurt but it is not necessary.
Remember to have matches, fire starter, kindling and heavier wood ready before you light the fire so that you are not scrambling to keep it alive while the fire is still small.
There will be smoke as the fire gets going, but as it begins to get hotter, the smokeless re-burner will begin to kick in. Watch as the wind pushes the flames against the side of the fire pit, you will see a curling action happening in the flames. Depending on how hot the fire is, you may actually see fire coming out of the holes along the inner rim. Once the fire is at this stage, use heavier split wood to add to the fire as small kindling is no longer important. Getting the fire going only takes a short time and then the smokeless fire pit does the rest.