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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It’s been getting down into the 40’s at night around here. Today I ran through the last of the kerosene that I had in a kerosene torpedo heater that was there since last winter. It reminded me to check my other back up heaters. Bugs love propane and propane heaters. Had some in my new to me...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Some people may wonder why I would cut and split firewood in the middle of winter. The leaves are off the trees and the weather is cool. What better time to cut some small oak trees, split them and put the firewood up. I do not have a fireplace. I hope to have one in a few years, but that is...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hello! I was just wondering for those of you who are using wood as their primary source of heat, where are you getting your firewood? Do you have any restrictions on how much wood you're allowed to cut on your own property? Unfortunately I have this problem, a forest guard has to be there by...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A couple of months ago a water oak (pin oak) and a live oak fell on the back of the property. This has given me the chance to stockpile some much needed firewood. While I have all this freshly cut oak firewood, I decided to play around with some ideas. One of those ideas is splitting firewood...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A couple of months ago a couple of oak trees fell on the back of the property. At first I was going to do a video and article about stockpiling firewood. As the project progressed, I came to the realization that the trees were symbolic of what the world needed most – love, respect and dignity...
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hey everybody, This is my first post in LONG time. unfortunately due to life, work, and many other circumstances, my free time has been OVERLY invaded for far too long. However, good news is that last fall, I was able to purchase and move to the country and am now enjoying country life once...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is the best forest axe for the money? I am in the market for a good axe. I have a double headed axe and a splitting maul and would like a single headed axe to round out my collection. No cheap made in china products. Prefer made in USA or Europe. Wooden handle Some of the axes I am...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    ...and I've been collecting firewood from wherever I can get it for free. I got a bunch today from a buddy of mine who is a farmer and was cleaning up his fencelines this week. He had a bunch of oak, hickory and box elder. I read somewhere that box elder wasn't the best for an inside wood...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I hit on a big problem this weekend hunting/camping. The area I was in was mountainous, and was basically on/above the tree line, with most of the trees being in small pockets and rather straggly. While I found a good spot to camp to get enough wood to cook a decent meal on meant foraging for...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just found out what a "face cord" meant. Ya ya... I know - Damn City Boy. I have a small wood pile from a neighbors tree that we removed last summer but it's nearly gone. It really wasn't dry enough but it burns ok. Now I need to either buy some wood to split myself (rent a splitter for a...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How much firewood should I have too last appox 6 months? I don't have a wood burning stove so most of it would be used for cooking after my propane runs out.
  12. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hello, I searched but didn’t find anything on this subject. I wish to get my firewood up off the ground and been thinking about either building a firewood rack holder from 2x4s, ply wood etc, or purchasing a metal one that holds an American cord. There seems to be a few worthy manufactured...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    sometimes you find yourself without a axe or a saw. hopefully that will never happen, but you never know. knowing how to break and use big pieces of wood can be the difference between a cozy bivvy or a very cold one. breaking branches across you knee just want to it. so here is a few methods i...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a question that hopefully you veteran wood burners can answer. I have a box-type wood stove which I use to heat my small hunting cabin. I dont burn wood often, and the wood that I have stacked up is 5-6yrs old and is getting pretty soft and spongy. At the rate I am using it, it will...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was thinking about this, why build a sun oven if there is wood to burn? I could see the advantage in the fact of burn bans in dry, Summer weather. Even then a propane stove is at an advantage because it cooks fast. The only reason I see to have a sun oven is being without firewood or propane...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    And how much do you have on hand? I burned about 3 1/2 cords last winter, this year I have 5 cords split and stacked and probably another 3 cords seasoned but not split yet.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    After doing some research on the viability of using box elder as firewood I came across this site. It list the most common woods and their ratings as to efficiency. http://www.demesne.info/Garden-Help/Trees-Shrubs/Firewood-hard.htm
  18. Urban Survival
    Is anyone else trying to get out from the thumb of the jolly green money giant? It seems that every time we turn around the prices of stuff seem to go up again! I am buying me a good wood stove. I have been getting alot of free wood from my neighbors so it just seems to make sense that wood is a...
  19. Urban Survival
    I know they look perfect for agood fire. But if you didn't know DO NOT use utility or railroad ties for fire. It has a chemical in it to presurve the wood called "CREOSOTE". I remember them being burned during a strike in the 70's. Not good.
  20. Urban Survival
    We're in the process of turning our heat over to a wood stove, and a question or two came up during the planning. How does one build a decent, usable wood shed? We've already split some wood, but the wood has gotten quite wet over the winter. I can't imagine being able to light this stuff...
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