The BZ Blog

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Welcome to The BZ Blog

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!


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

By Brian Zebertavage | January 16, 2019 | 0
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stacked woodpile of dry seasoned split firewood

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 […]

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UNWIND – RELAX – LET GO – DREAM!

By Brian Zebertavage | January 3, 2019 | 0
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girl enjoying cup of coffee next to woodstove

Slow down and let your imagination come to life.  Here’s a true story on how a “FIRE can INSPIRE” Outside it was cold and wet as I gathered kindling to start the fire. The early evening grew dark and the moisture of the woods wet the surface of my clothes. […]

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THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF SELLING IT – THEY GAVE IT TO THOSE IN NEED

By Brian Zebertavage | January 2, 2019 | 0
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3 men with woodcutting tools next to stack of firewood

Above, Shane McDaniel, flanked by his sons, Henry McDaniel, left, and Harrison McDaniel, stand in front of their Washington state home with the wood they chopped. (Dave Robertson) THEY CUT WOOD TO FILL 80 TRUCKS. THEN THEY BROUGHT IT TO HOMES THAT NEEDED HEAT. HERE’S THE STORY… (by Caitlin Huson, […]

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EVERY HOUSE SHOULD HAVE ONE

By Brian Zebertavage | November 28, 2018 | 0
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KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE and YOUR HOME INTACT The cold air has moved in and now a part of daily life here in the Pocono Mountains, northeastern USA. November’s unexpected 12” snowfall was yet another humble reminder of what the upcoming winter months have in store for us. Along with […]

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6 QUICK TIPS FOR WOOD BURNERS

By Brian Zebertavage | November 18, 2018 | 0
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Helpful tips scribed on chalkboard

Listed below are useful suggestions helpful for burning firewood for heat, food and fun:   1. COOK DINNER ON YOUR WOODSTOVE! If your stove has a cooktop surface, with a few select pots and pans and a little creativity, just about any food can be prepared. No need to turn […]

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THIS JOINT SMOKES!

By Brian Zebertavage | November 2, 2018 | 0
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always smokin bbq sign at the joint restaurant

THEY’RE BURNING IN THE BIG EASY! It’s early morning and a blue-sky day begins with 70° temps, and a slow rising southern sun. I’m visiting New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz, and a city renowned for its colorful parades and exuberant celebrations. Today’s adventure within this Mississippi River town lures […]

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