Whether you have a gas starter or not, your fire will start faster with a good kindling base. This will be especially helpful if you purchase the 3/4 seasoned wood.
Simply place a heaping handful of kindling on your grate under your smaller logs. Place your firestarter under your grate, or start your gas starter. Once kindling and smaller logs have begun burning add larger logs as needed.
A GOOD KINDLE BASE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR 3/4 SEASONED, UNSEASONED, WET OR HARD TO START WOOD.