Grilling and July 4 Go Together Like Cheetos and Charcoal

July 2, 2016


A fire-starting snack that knows no borders


From the patio paradise of Fernando Pagés Ruiz in Guayaquil, Ecuador, an ancient Amazon fire-starting secret.

OK, it's not ancient.

And by now, it is not a secret, either.

But it is fun to watch.


Happy Independence Day weekend!


— Fernando Pagés Ruiz is ProTradeCraft's Latin America Editor. He is currently building a business in Ecuador and a house in Mexico. Formerly, he was a builder in the Great Plains and Mountain States. He is author of Building an Affordable House and Affordable Remodel (Taunton Press).