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In this Blog you will find stories, facts, fun, and without a doubt, some craziness for topics that will surely entertain. Just about anything goes here so long as it’s positive, informative or entertaining. Comments and conversation are welcomed!


MIX WOODS FOR BETTER FIRES

By Brian Zebertavage | April 30, 2021 |
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yellow and orange flames in a wood fire

GET THE MOST FROM YOUR FIREWOOD SUPPLY. Choosing to add specific wood types at various stages of a fire can make a world of difference, improving the efficiency of every burn. Quicker startups with less smoke – hot embers for consistent open fire cooking – and fires that burn longer…

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HANDLING FIREWOOD – Back-Saving Tips and Tools

By Brian Zebertavage | January 22, 2021 |
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man rolling large tree trunk up a wooden ramp onto a custom log splitter

BACK PAIN FROM SPLITTING FIREWOOD? Here’s What I do… It’s inevitable. If you cut, split, stack or burn firewood, you will eventually use your back muscles. There’s no getting around it. Physical activity will always play a part in your wood burning experience. Felling the tree – saw cutting small,…

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BURNING FIREWOOD FOR HEAT?

By Brian Zebertavage | December 5, 2020 |
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firewood burning with orange flames

10 MUST-HAVE TOOLS AND GADGETS For many years the wood stove burned hot, providing heat for warmth, food and security. It was my primary choice for heating the home. I enjoyed the comfortable temperature, the savings on my energy bill and I welcomed the benefits of exercise. But most important,…

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DO-IT-YOURSELF LANDSCAPING TIPS Trees Matter

By Brian Zebertavage | October 19, 2020 |
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colorful landscaping purple and green foliage

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR, whether it’s SPRING OR FALL Both seasons boast mild temperatures and provide vibrant colors to our forests and neighborhood landscapes. It’s also a great time of year to add some spice to your front lawn or back yard. Giving your property a makeover is easier…

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TARPS COVERING YOUR FIREWOOD? DON’T FORGET BUNGEE CORDS!

By Brian Zebertavage | September 25, 2020 |
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camotarp stretched over wood pile with 4 orange stakes and bungee cords

PROTECT YOUR FIREWOOD SUPPLY USING THIS QUICK AND EFFICIENT METHOD FOR SHIELDING THE ELEMENTS. Here’s another way to keep your wood supply dry. Below, see how I used bungee cords, stakes and a tarp to protect (and season) a woodpile. Don’t forget to checkout my ‘personal tips’ list too. You…

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The REDNECK ANCHOR Here’s How a Silly (but ingenious) Idea Became a Very Useful Trick

By Brian Zebertavage | August 18, 2020 |
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man with hat and sunglasses relaxing in yellow inner tube in middle of mountain stream

This article also includes cool tips for using floatables in the water. For your next outdoor adventure involving your favorite lake, creek or body of water, check this out…Relax in the water without floating away! (I admit it’s not my best outdoor tip, but it does solve a problem)  ?…

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