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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 burning with orange flames

BURNING FIREWOOD FOR HEAT?

By Brian Zebertavage / December 5, 2020 /

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, I enjoyed the pleasures of…

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colorful landscaping purple and green foliage

DO-IT-YOURSELF LANDSCAPING TIPS Trees Matter

By Brian Zebertavage / October 19, 2020 /

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 than you think, and it…

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camotarp stretched over wood pile with 4 orange stakes and bungee cords

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

By Brian Zebertavage / September 25, 2020 /

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 may never cover your wood…

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