With a Kindling Cracker you will only ever need another piece of wood or a hammer to strike the wood, both are blunt instruments and it’s a lot safer for your fingers.

Which makes it the safest way in the world for you to cut kindling, you will be impressed with how much easier it is to cut kindling too.

A Kindling Cracker is a fantastic accessory for every Log fire, Pizza oven, Brazier or Chip heater, they are brilliant to have at any Camp site or Cabin to start those outdoor fires too.

Hello. My name is Ayla Hutchinson, I am 20 years old now and I live in Taranaki, one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. If you don’t know where New Zealand is, we are close to Antarctica and part of Australasia in the Southern hemisphere.

I enjoy photography, sculpture, hanging out with my family and friends and enjoying nature.
Although New Zealand is a tropical area, it can get VERY cold in the winter.  Taranaki is the name for our mountain and our region. When Taranaki is covered  in snow, it is time to light the fires. When you are cold, you can never get the fire going fast enough. Lots of little kindling helps fires to start quickly and this is why I invented the Kindling Cracker (that, and to make sure my mum kept  all of her fingers and limbs intact!).
The Kindling Cracker started out as a school science project at the age of 13 and it is now sold all around the world with the help of my amazing family and some really cool distributors.


UpstreamNZ loves innovation !!! We approached the kindling cracker team and asked if we could sell their awesome product and they were stoked knowing that 100% of our profits go towards Good Causes.

So now each kindling cracker we sell generates income for UpstreamNZ which will enable profits to help Good Causes have funding for the good work they are aiming to achieve in their communities.