How to tell if you’re kindling is dry:

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  • 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.