Maybe not a true survival topic, but maybe the best place to ask this, I hope. Our primary heat source for the house is an outside wood-fired boiler. Every once in a while the fire goes out overnight, either because of the logs "bridging" or creosote building up on the blower port. We wake up to a cold house, and of course those are usually the mornings when it's freezing outside and the wind is howling. So I have to go out there and try to relight the thing in arctic conditions. I have solid fire starters, lots of kindling, a torch, etc., everything you need to get a fire going but on those occasions I would be very happy to have an instant fire. I was camping with some folks several years ago and saw a guy put a bunch of sticks in the fire pit, pour a few ounces of gel on them, toss a match, and voila. So bottom line, I am looking for a way to make a safe and effective fire gel. There is stuff available online but it's really expensive for what I assume is in it. Any tried and true recipes out there?