I'm afraid that I'm not really good at starting fires in the fireplace. And, since it will be fireplace season soon, I thought that I would post this little tip here. I read about this somewhere online a few years ago and gave it a try. It works well and doesn't cost any extra money. The only ingredients listed are vinegar and water - which are not used in this 'recipe' - but Zaar wouldn't take the 'other' ingredients.