Internets, I have a conundrum.
See, we invited friends over this coming weekend to finally burn the huge brush pile in our backyard. The plan is to light the fire, and then stand around and do s’mores and beverages and stuff, using the fire as an excuse for some socializing.
The problem is that the brush pile in question looks like this right now:
It’s about six feet tall and fifteen-ish feet wide at the base. It’s also surrounded by snow that’s two feet high, and covered by a few inches of it on top of that.
How do I light this sucker and burn it up without resorting to methods that would get the local fire department on my ass? Somebody suggested the old “tire filled with kerosene” method, but that’s sort of frowned upon by the authorities. I tried to burn it a few weeks ago, but the five gallons of diesel I used merely burned off some leaves. I was planning on taking some big, dry cardboard boxes, filling them with newspaper, soaking them in kerosene or diesel, and then placing them in select spots underneath the pile.
Anyone else have a better (and preferably legal) idea?