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What To Think About When Stocking Up On Firewood

Getting ready for the Fall burning season starts in the spring. Here I will cover the main things you should think about when preparing for the Fall and winter months, and when to start thinking about them.

How much wood will you be using in the cold months? You may want to go ahead and order your wood now, and this means you need to think about how much you are going to go through. Sometimes you can get better deals on wood if you buy it early, so the sooner the better when getting your firewood.

What are you going to use the wood for? This is going to determine the types of wood you order, how and where you store the wood, how much you end up spending, and other factors. For example, if you plan on cooking with wood during the cold months, you want to make sure and stock up on plenty of oak or hickory. These types of wood burn hot longer, and the drying time is going to be different than with wood you plan on burning for heat or for fun.

How do you plan on storing the drying the wood? This is very important because wood that is not properly stored will not be ready for you to burn when the cold season starts.

Examine your wood racks to make sure they are set up and ready for the summer months to dry the wood out. You can refer to the Stacking Firewood post in this blog. Also, take into account the first point which is how much wood you plan on using, and make sure your firewood racks can accommodate. Planning early is going to help you figure out if you need to purchase more rack space for storing your wood, so the better you plan, the less hassle you will encounter when the cold hits.