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All-Natural Firestarters All-Natural Firestarters

All-Natural Firestarters

by Stokes

Sustainable Living
Underrepresented Entrepreneur

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  • Made in the USA: Natick, MA
  • Materials: Hardwood sawdust, paraffin & pulp carton
  • Each box contains twelve firestarters
  • To use: Separate one firestarter from pack and place it under firewood or charcoal. Light the Stoke with a match or lighter and allow to burn
  • Made from all-natural and chemical-free materials
  • Kindling and fuel-free design
  • Burns for 12-14 minutes
  • For both indoor or outdoor use
  • Great for fireplaces, charcoal grills, wood burning stoves, campfires & outdoor firepits
  • For use with adult supervision
  • Dimensions (each): 1.5" x 2" diameter
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs
Sustainable Living
Underrepresented Entrepreneur


5 avg. (55 reviews)

I like these
10/13/2019 by Warren
They work as advertised. I use them in the barbecue as well as the fire pit. They'd be helpful camping.
Awesome product
09/08/2019 by Beth
Stokes fire starters worked just as described. Very helpful, easy and safe to use around kids. No accelerators needed.
wonderful fire starters
08/18/2019 by Deborah
so easy to start a fire with these. I love them. This is my second (or third) order.
Perfect for the Job !
06/26/2019 by Laura
These are great for getting the fire going ! Have already gone thru 3 boxes
06/26/2019 by SUSAN
We originally received these as a gift. I loved them so much that I hunted them down!
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All-Natural Firestarters

These all-natural firestarters get flames going quickly and easily, without using any accelerants or kerosene. Stokes uses just three ingredients—sawdust, paraffin wax, and recycled egg cartons—and that’s all. Light one under charcoal or wood to start a fire in the fireplace, on the grill, or in a wood burning stove.


Teenager Adam Liszewski is the brains behind these all-natural fire starters. They’ve grown from their original DIY Christmas gifts into a cottage industry—and beyond—in just a few years.

This enterprising teen began making Stokes after realizing the firestarters for his family’s wood burning stove didn’t light quickly enough. After a few prototypes he landed on the perfect combination of ingredients: sawdust, paraffin wax, and recycled egg cartons. That’s all you need (plus a match) to light a charcoal grill, fireplace, or even a campfire.

Stokes leave out all the nasties commonly used in firestarters, like kerosene or accelerants. The response was so positive, Adam soon recruited his family to keep up with demand. They worked an assembly line in the basement. When they outgrew that space, he partnered with The Charles River Center, an organization that connects mentally and physically impaired adults with employment.

Adam’s invention lights fires while helping his local community and the environment . . . and he’s only a teenager. We can’t wait to see what sparks his interest next. more Their Story