Black Locust is one of the hardest, longest burning species of wood in the Northeast. When compared with Maple, it's burn time is almost 3-4 times as long, and over a hundred degrees hotter! This kit comes with Paper, Ground Kindling, some hand-split Chips of either Oak, or Birch and the logs themselves. The box will weigh upwards of 30lbs, but the shipping rate for customers will be for only 22lbs. This is done because sometimes I can get much better rates from shipping via FedEx, rather than USPS.