It is great to use this when you still have a bed of coals. You don’t have to bother wadding paper with kindling to get the fire going. It also works well fanning the fire a bit when you have a cold start and do have to use paper with kindling. It is quiet and stores easily. I don’t know that you would need it to blow more air. I think that you would just stir up the ashes and make a mess. I like that it is small. I think this would work well for fires at a campground to get things going.