Wood Stove Blog - Keep up to date on changes to our site, and our personal adventures in Elfric Wood

The Wood Stove Wizard Blog helps you keep up to date with the latest changes to our site, including our personal Woodland Diary, where we keep track of our daily activities and observations in our new piece of woodland, Elfric Wood. We'd love your comments and contributions particularly any suggestions you might have on worthwhile woodland activities.

Feb 25, 2014


Dry wood for Camping or outdoor Survival? As a scoutmaster I found a rope/cord to be better than an axe as a tool for gathering dry kindling and wood

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Feb 25, 2014

Best Woods

Yes, as a retired Arborist, I can tell you first hand that the list is short but sweet. Black Locust and Osage Orange will not only burn for a great length

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Feb 25, 2014

Other tools for processing firewood

We rely on fallen trees and branches on our land for our Clearview 500 woodburner. I find that my Muckbox 4x4 powered wheelbarrow is invaluable for getting

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Feb 25, 2014

bigbad littleal

been working on a private wood for a few years now, most of the time we have been taking birch which burns hot but fast.this year we have concentrated

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Feb 25, 2014

crazy question

I don't have a comment, but I do have a question. My lumberjack wants to know if it's possible to use/burn really old telephone poles. He believes they're

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Feb 25, 2014

Update of Macs World

Please remove the sketch that was attached to my story. It was submitted in error and I found no way to change it. Here it was was meant to be sent.

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Nov 13, 2013

Steamer Question

I have a wood stove in a vacation home -- when the stove is not being used for a few weeks at a time should I keep water in the cast iron steamer pot or

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Nov 13, 2013


I cut split and dry: Ash, Beech, Maple since they are widely available on my large woodlot. Three year dry wood is my preference and not a problem since

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Nov 13, 2013

Mac's World - Stacking using pallets and cinder blocks.

Good morning: My kids say I have OCD. I tell them I have CDO: It's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be! I've been

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Nov 04, 2013

Wood Pellet Stoves

Choosing a wood pellet stove? Here is what to consider.

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Nov 04, 2013

Why use a wood stove fan?

Why you should consider using a wood stove fan - increased heat transfer and stove efficiency

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Dec 16, 2012

Short Cycle Willow Coppice

Short cycle willow coppice is used on marginal damp soils to create a valuable biofuel

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Dec 12, 2012

Wood Stove Steamers

Wood stove steamers can help boost humidity in your home - great if you get winter colds and sore throats

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Dec 12, 2012

Russian Fireplaces

Russian Fireplaces - tradition brick built fireplaces with serpentine flue systems to trap and gently release heat.

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Dec 11, 2012

Living off the grid

We have a one room log cabin in the woods of north-west Montana. It's a twenty minute drive on an unpaved road to the nearest neighbours and town. We cut

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