Firewood

man rolling large tree trunk up a wooden ramp onto a custom log splitter

HANDLING FIREWOOD – Back-Saving Tips and Tools

By Brian Zebertavage / January 22, 2021 /

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, manageable chunks – splitting those…

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firewood neatly stacked

UNUSUAL TIPS FOR STACKING FIREWOOD – Plus one awesome benefit!

By Brian Zebertavage / April 22, 2020 /

If you burn wood for heat or food, you need to respect your wood supply. Whether firewood is delivered to your homestead, or if you’ve taken on the task of cutting and splitting yourself, the wood needs to be stored properly for it to burn efficiently. It’s not just wood. It’s a fuel, an energy…

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stacked woodpile of dry seasoned split firewood

IS YOUR FIREWOOD DRY ENOUGH TO BURN? 8 Simple Ways to Find Out

By Brian Zebertavage / January 16, 2019 /

There is no fire that will light and burn reliably if the firewood’s moisture content is high.  Freshly cut wood can contain up to 50% water and therefore NOT suitable for burning. Heating your home with wood? Do you build campfires for fun, warmth or grilling food? Entertaining family and friends by a fire pit…

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firewood piled in back of red pickup truck

HOW TO GET FREE FIREWOOD

By Brian Zebertavage / October 20, 2018 /

If you burn wood to heat your home, you are saving money. Even with the recent low cost of fossil fuels like natural gas, coal or oil, wood is still the least expensive. There is no doubt that labor is a factor when using wood for heat, but if you could get your firewood for…

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