As summer approaches, many people are preparing for camping and glamping trips. One essential element of these outdoor adventures is a campfire. But what type of wood should you use for your campfire?
We have written many articles on the benefits of using kiln dried logs (kiln dried logs will save you money, The Difference Between Seasoned And Kiln Dried Logs). In these articles, we describe kiln dried logs and their many benefits. You're sold, you want to buy them, there is just one stumbling block: storage.
Our series of articles looking at the various species of tree that can be used as firewood continues with a British favourite: the mighty oak. The English oak (Quercus robur) is well known and popular, arguably having achieved the status of a national emblem.
Opinions often vary on the use of Alder as a firewood. We are positive, however, that it’s a quick-burning, fragrant wood. It also makes for great kindling. However, before considering whether to add some Alder logs to your firewood stack, you might want to consider the properties of the tree and what that means for Alder as a solid fuel.
You might burn a fair few logs in your wood burner or stove, but how much do you know about the trees they come from? In this post (which will hopefully turn into a short series), we aim to get you better acquainted with the humble ash tree.
Do you want to save money on your fuel bill without giving up firewood logs? High-efficiency fuels such as anthracite and wood pellets can help you reduce the amount of cash you have to spend to keep your home warm, but they don’t have the same timeless appeal as genuine firewood logs.
It’s always cheaper to buy your fuel in bulk, whether it’s coal, peat or firewood logs. If you’re running a stove, then there is no doubt you’ll get through a lot of whatever it is you’re burning. The question is, where do you store it?
When buying firewood logs, it's always important to ensure that the wood you buy has been properly dried: a lower moisture content means that your firewood will burn consistently well with little smoke, and won't blacken the glass of your stove door. There are plenty of different options out there: two you will no doubt have come across are "kiln dried logs" and "seasoned logs". But what's the difference between the two?