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Moving logs by trailer bike

by mikepepler ~ 20 January, 2012 ~ 38 comments

Mike Pepler demonstrates how to move firewood using a trailer bike.  His bicycle has some battery power which helps with hills and he can carry 50kg of logs from his woodland using this trailer and bike.

How to make charcoal – making charcoal with a charcoal burner

by WoodlandsTV ~ 11 October, 2011 ~ 22 comments

www.woodlands.co.uk Want to make charcoal? What is a charcoal burner? Where does barbecue charcoal come from? Woodlands TV visit a charcoal burn using a ring kiln. They look at the sources of wood, moving the chimneys, what happens inside a charcoal burner, and grading the charcoal. An atmospheric film with lots of smoke and steam in a woodland setting. www.woodlands.co.uk

Pine Resin and many uses for woodland pine

by WoodlandsTV ~ 14 September, 2011 ~ 39 comments

In the final part of his look at the pine tree, Sean considers the dead or dying pine and how it still continues to be a resource for survival. Pine resin has plenty of uses for the bushcrafter, and Sean describes how to find , store, and use it.

Upside down fire

by WoodlandsTV ~ 21 July, 2011 ~ 20 comments

An upside down fire offers several advantages in a woodland setting which survival expert Sean Collins demonstrates. He also offers tips on using a fire steel and answers that perennial problem – why does the smoke always seem to blow towards me?

Sustainable fuel from woodland and trees

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 January, 2011 ~ 5 comments

By managing woodlands to provide fuel and building materials we can create a sustainable environment. Matthew Woodcock from the Forestry Commission illustrates the benefits of wood as a fuel with help from a poster. This eductional tool shows sources of wood such as upland woodland, fast growing willow ,coppice management, and community woodland to name a few. He also shows how logs can be used for timber buildings and the offcuts for wood chip heating. It includes a section showing children at school learning about the carbon cycle whilst also being kept warm by a wood chip boiler.

Making kindling from logs using a frow

by WoodlandsTV ~ 5 November, 2010 ~ 14 comments

More time saving tips and tricks for anybody using wood as a sustainable fuel resource, and kindling from birch.

Seasoning, cutting & transporting firewood

by WoodlandsTV ~ 29 October, 2010 ~ 11 comments

Top tips from woodland owner Mike Pepler to save time, effort, and money preparing logs and firewood. woodlands.co.uk

Managing woodland for fuel and diversity

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 October, 2010 ~ comments welcome

Woodland owner Mike Pepler describes how wood can be a sustainable source of fuel without damaging the widlife. woodlands.co.uk

The Renewable Heat Incentive

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 October, 2010 ~ 4 comments

On 20 October 2010, as part of the Spending Review the Chancellor announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be launched in June 2011. Matthew Woodcock from the Forestry Commission discusses the proposals (filmed in May 2010) woodlands.co.uk

Efficient wood burning stoves for firewood

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 October, 2010 ~ 61 comments

The latest wood burning stoves are over 90% efficient and look good too. Anglia Fireplaces demonstrate their use woodlands.co.uk

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