Selling Campfire Wood

by Mike
(Sparta, WI)

Do you think someone can make any money selling firewood in small bundles on a busy highway when most gas station already sell it?


Answer

Absolutely!

In my opinion, there is a huge untapped market for selling campfire wood at a reasonable price.

The reason- the gas station firewood is the biggest rip-off going with the possible exception of replacement shaving blades.

Those tiny firewood bundles that are sold at the gas station typically sell for $3-$7. The price is fairly cheap but look at what you are getting. Enough firewood for an hour or two, if you are lucky! I don't know about you, but when I am camping I prefer to have a fire for at least 3 or 4 hours and probably for more than one night. If I am cooking all my meals by a fire, then I need even more firewood.

I have always thought that a business could be very successful if they sold good quality firewood in a slightly larger quantity than seen at the gas station.

For example, market enough firewood for one night at a price of $10-$15. Include 3 or 4 bundles of well seasoned hardwood, a small quantity of kindling, some newspaper and a few strike anywhere matches. An all-in-one solution for a night of camping!

Obviously the success of this endeavor is largely determined by location. Most campers that don't bring their own firewood are going to be looking for wood en route to their destination. If you live or sell firewood on a well traveled road near popular camping areas, you are golden. Otherwise, you'll have to do some marketing to get your name out there.

If you or anyone is thinking about starting a firewood business, campwood or otherwise, please use our contact page as we can help market it on the website (provided that you have a good product).


Hope this helps!

-MG

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