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Preparing Firewood ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Richard Hare, experienced woodland manager and craftsman, shares his top tips for preparing firewood: sawing the logs in a Buckingham woodstation and ensuring the stack is properly ventilated; how to safely use the splitting maul and efficiently cut kindling. Rich also shows us the benefits of a rocket stove - that all-important outdoor kettle. http://keeperscoppicing.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 23 April, 2018

13 comments so far

Michael Kearney
June 14, 2018

People have different ideas on how to dry out firewood. My own preference is to cut into blocks soon/immediately after felling, and then split to the appropriate size. Letting the wood dry out before splitting makes the work much harder. Green wood, in my experience, splits much easier. A fungus would indicate that nutrients are being removed from the wood, which would decrease the energy value when it is being burned. Does that make sense? The woodstation looks like a very effective idea.

Oŕson Cart
May 4, 2019

Spot on Michael. I do hope he's taken your advice on board.

Oŕson Cart
May 4, 2019

That's the problem with YouTube. So called experts giving advice.
The survival /bushcraft channels are awash with them.

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