Tools- and product reviews

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THE BEST KINDLING WOOD EVER! Split Your Own Using This Tool

By Brian Zebertavage / September 29, 2021 /

EVERY WOODFIRE NEEDS KINDLING AND THE PERFECT TOOL TO MAKE IT HAS ARRIVED. I bought this tool because I believed it would split perfect-sized wood strips for starting and maintaining all my woodfires. It does. But also, my days of trudging along the forest floors, bending over to collect and hand-break fallen tree branches is…

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closeup of black portable firepit sitting on red stone base surrounded by white pavers in grass of backyard

YAHEETECH OUTDOOR FIREPIT review – My Personal Experience

By Brian Zebertavage / June 1, 2021 /

I WAS IN SEARCH OF AN OUTDOOR FIREPIT THAT HAD IT ALL; One that could safely hold a modest amount of firewood…enough to kick out some serious heat for warmth on cool evenings outside my home – a firepit capable of grilling food, outdoors over an open fire. Appearance was important too…I wanted something stylish,…

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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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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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