Wood chips are an alternative to burning logs to heat homes and buildings. The advantage to burning wood chips rather than logs is that the chips burn almost entirely, leaving very little ash or residue. In order to burn wood chips, the building must be equipped with a wood-burning stove or a fireplace. Wood chips are widely available for purchase at many outlets or you can make your own wood chip by using a chipping machine. an create your own wood chips by inserting limbs into a chipping machine.
Add one or two more shovels of wood chips once the fire produces a good burn, which should take no longer than five minutes. Add one shovelful at a time and allow the fire to recover before adding the second shovel of wood chips.
Strike a long-handled match and light the rolled up newspaper on top of the chips. If you are using a wood stove, close the door of the stove and press the "on" button.