What binder can be used to make a log that would burn slowly in a campfire, over the course of several hours per log?
I'm trying to figure out how to make a fire log with strontium chloride mixed in that will burn red in a campfire for several hours.
First choice obviously is to add strontium chloride to a mix of paraffin wax and sawdust, as many have suggested before, but for the purpose of making a long-burning log that"s being placed in an already lit fire, I'm wondering if there would be a better binder source that could be used that would burn more slowly than a paraffin/sawdust combo, since the log doesn't need to also provide a fuel source. The log just needs to slowly release the strontium over several hours.
Plus, making a wax/sawdust log isn't exactly as straightforward as it sounds. The sawdust/wax mixture has to be compressed. That would require mixing the wax with a solvent, adding sawdust and placing all that in a briquette press. Its doable, but maybe there's a better solution that's not so involved.
Edited by billysundays, 08 September 2017 - 04:45 PM.