To make ends meet, I took a job out of state. I came home after being gone for a month to find that all of the wood is gone. So I pop out and find a couple of dead trees .... now we have firewood although it isn't as dry as I would like. I get a fire going, but it's a lot of work to get it going hot enough to be able to dry and burn the next log. Takes a lot of my wind! I have belows - it's easier to just blow. I have a blow pipe to get my wind closer to the fire without scorching my eyebrows, but just blowing seems to be better. Once I can get it going well enough, the draft takes over. I happened to notice a can of canned air that my wife used to clean the coils on the fridge. I tried that on a weak fire and IT WORKED GREAT!!!! "NO! You are not bringing the compressor in the house!" This probably isn't the most efficient use of electricity, but it is fun in a pyromaniac sort of way. I wonder if there might be some sort of air canister I can fill up with my air compressor and then take inside like the canned air. Maybe something that looks like one of those little propane tanks?