Ideas for Double Barrel Wood Stove Designs

There are a few different ways a double barrel stove can be assembled. If well designed, a double barrel stove can take center stage in any setting and be a conversation piece. Here are a few designs, with a couple of high efficiency double barrel wood stoves converted to operate as double barrel smokers. So … Read more

How to make a barrel stove more efficient – 4 simple tips

Make a better double barrel wood stove

Barrel stoves are a cheap option for heating a workshop, garage, or greenhouse. But if you are using a barrel stove often you’ll want to ensure you are not wasting energy and money. Thankfully making a barrel stove more efficient is easy with a few simple tricks. Tip # 1. Add a second barrel as … Read more

kampMATE Trekker ultra lightweight portable camp stove review

If you’re a hiker and a want to cook or boil water when back packing through the woods, you’ll appreciate that any equipment you carry needs to be functionality, and efficient. These key features are almost non-negotiable, and when it comes to backpack camping stoves, the kampMATE Trekker Ultra Lightweight Portable Wood Burning Camping Stove … Read more

Does Birch Make Good Firewood

Birch is a great choice to use for firewood. Summary – What makes Birch Good for Firewood Yellow and Black Birch are the better varieties of Birch for firewood due to their elevated MBTU output, all Birch is highly flammable. Black Birch has the greatest heat value / cord of all the Birch varieties, and … Read more

Does Hackberry make good firewood

Hackberry is good option to use for firewood. Summary – What makes Hackberry Good for Firewood Hackberry is easy to split, relatively quick to dry, and has a low pleasant fragrance when burning. Hackberry is a relatively heavy and relatively hard wood, that burns well with minimal smoke and sparks. Hackberry gives off a relatively … Read more

Does Black Walnut make good firewood

Black Walnut is a good choice for firewood, although it can be expensive. Black Walnut has a good MBTU output, and it burns clean without much smoke or sparks. Black Walnut is a good firewood for loading a wood stove for overnight burns. For best results, Black Walnut needs on average 12 months to properly … Read more

Does Elm make good firewood

Elm is a poor choice of firewood. Elm wood is a compact structure that will burn for a long time, but due to its grain structure is difficult to split. Elm does not have a high MBTU output, and will create some smoke. Elm can often smell unpleasant when being burned. Common Name: Elm. Scientific … Read more