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  1. Preparedness and Survival
    Has anybody considered bamboo as a quick growing firewood??? I've been considering it. We've got an acre of land and rather than pay for firewood ($80 to $100 a truckload) I thought perhaps this might be a better replacement. Especially since it grows so fast. We can go through a couple of...
  2. General Chat
    I just, ummm, uhhhh.. I have no words. :thud: Bottom Line - Hot trend: Demand for designer firewood heats up
  3. Frugal Living
    We have a wood burning fireplace in the new house. I've never had one before. I'm wondering how much it would save us to buy firewood vs cranking up the heat. A thing of firewood is about $200-300 here, depending on whom you buy it from. You can get a firewood permit here for $5 to get 2 cords...
  4. DIY
    We have just under an acre with a fair amount of trees on it. I found this article interesting. It talks about when you should or if you should thin woods down for firewood. There are some of us who heat only with wood and some of us who supplement our furnaces with wood heat...
  5. Pests
    Hi Guys! I was wondering if anyone knows how to keep spiders away from firewood without spraying. I'm moving to a condo with a fireplace and want to be able to store wood in my garage, but HATE spiders! We have a lot of black widows here. TIA!
  6. General Chat
    We burn wood for heat in our home. Every year we seem to have a wasp problem and they get into the house via firewood. Last summer we completely emptied out the wood shed and looked high & low and saw no signs of wasps. We left the wood shed empty until mid Sept. Then we filled it up again...
  7. Utilities
    We don't use our fireplace that often but we love it. We buy about a half cord of wood to last us for two years. We also buy packaged logs from Home Depot because when I'm home alone these are what I prefer to burn, as they're lighter to carry and less messy than real wood. We keep a few logs...
  8. Preparedness and Survival
    I am worried that we would need to grill something if our electricity went out. Charcoal seems to go so quickly for us, and we don't have a propane grill. Should I buy a few cords of firewood, just in case? The other consideration I have is, I don't want to be providing homes for spiders and...
  9. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    and how much do you burn?
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    Ive been collecting wood for our fire pit and eventually for our outdoor brick oven. How do I keep this dry? Its the rainy season here. Any help would be greatly appericated! ~Michele~
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