When it comes to outdoor gatherings, nothing is more important than having a good source of heat. Firewood provides that heat, and can also be used for cooking. Here are five things you need to know about buying firewood for your next outdoor gathering.
1. What to consider when buying firewood
2. The different types of firewood available
3. How to store firewood correctly
4. How to light a fire using firewood
5. Safety tips for using firewood
What to consider when buying firewood
When you’re shopping for firewood, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The most important thing is to make sure that the humidity level of the wood is low. If you have hardwood, it will burn more slowly, but take longer to start.
The different types of firewood available
There are a variety of different types of firewood available, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. The most common types of firewood are:
– Hardwood: Hardwood burns more slowly than other types of wood, but it also produces more heat. It’s a good choice if you have a large gathering to heat up.
– Softwood: Softwood is better if you’re looking for something that will catch fire quickly.
– Seasoned: This is seasoned or dried firewood, so it won’t be green anymore. However, this also means that the wood won’t smoke as much.
– Split logs: If you prefer to buy already split logs instead of having to chop them up yourself.
How to store firewood correctly
When you get your firewood, the first thing you need to do is store it correctly. If you don’t store it correctly, the wood will start to rot and won’t be effective when you need it. Here are some tips for storing firewood properly:
– Store the wood off the ground in a dry place. This will help keep the wood from rotting.
– Make sure that the wood is well-ventilated, so that it can dry properly.
– Keep the wood away from direct sunlight, as this will cause the wood to warp and crack.
How to light a fire using firewood
When you are starting a fire, you will need to have some tinder. This is a very fine material that will easily catch on fire. You can use materials like dried grass, leaves, or even newspaper. If you have some kind of fire starter, this will make it easier to get the fire going.
Once you have the tinder lit, you will need to start adding larger pieces of wood. You should try to add pieces that are about the same size so that they will burn evenly. Make sure that the fire is in a safe place and that there is nothing flammable nearby.
Safety tips for using firewood
When using firewood, it’s important to keep in mind a few safety tips. Here are some tips to keep in mind when using firewood:
– Make sure the fire is in a safe place and that there is nothing flammable nearby.
– Keep children and pets away from the fire.
– Don’t leave the fire unattended.
– Be sure to put out the fire completely before leaving.
Firewood is essential for outdoor gatherings. If you’re hosting an event, there are some things that you need to know before purchasing firewood. For starters, the humidity level of the wood must be low so it will burn more slowly and produce more heat. There are a variety of types of wood available- softwoods like pine or fir trees, hardwoods like oak or maple trees, seasoned firewood (dried) and split logs which can make starting a fire easier. It’s important to store your purchased wood properly in order not to have any rotting occur between now and when you use it next time. When lighting a fire with your purchased wood, don’t forget about safety! Keep children and pets away from the flame as well as making sure that the fire isn’t in a place where anything will catch on fire. Be sure to put out the fire before you leave and dispose of it safely. Make sure not to buy wood with a high moisture content as this type of wood won’t burn effectively and may even be unhealthy for your family’s respiratory system!
We sell hard and soft firewood, by the cord and half cord. We can do delivery within a 50 mile radius of Portland OR, and can also stack the wood for a fee. Please feel free to contact us to schedule a pickup or delivery.
Moisture content of firewood: What The Moisture Content Of Seasoned Firewood Should Be (fireplaceuniverse.com)
We also sell live edge wood slabs! Wood Slab Inventory – Oregon Forestry Consulting