How to season firewood quickly

Firewood that is unseasoned can be difficult to burn. You should only be burning seasoned firewood in your wood stove. If winter warming seems like a chore, you’re probably doing it wrong. Unseasoned firewood won’t produce the right amount of heat. Unseasoned firewood pops and crackles, creates too much flue clogging smoke, and that’s if … Read more

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