First wood stove fire of the season last night. That’s all glorious hardwood in there…
I get very excited about this point since I come from the land of softwood where it takes dang near half a trunk full to get you through a weekend of camping.
(Being of Ayurvedic dosha), I’m very proud (yes Leo) of my ability to light this variety of slow and hot burning wood with only a single flick of a lighter.
Airflow is critical as are my freshly-made batch of egg carton/wood shaving/soy wax fire starters.
It’s a beautiful little cast-iron stove with a good sized cooktop which is great not just for a kettle but for a big pot of soup or sometimes even a cast-iron griddle.
Do you have a fireplace or woodstove? What do you like to burn in it? What are your favorite fire making style/techniques?