Practical Ways of Heating With Wood
by Dirk Thomas
If I only had this book 28 years ago when I first starting heating with
wood. It sure would have saved a lot of trial and error... and a
bit of trial by fire! (My back still aches just thinking about my
first few months as a fledgling woodburner.)
One thing you don't want to do is to start swinging your axe or your
chainsaw, let alone purchase a stove, without getting the insights of a real pro!
Dirk Thomas, the author, has been a tree surgeon, logger and professional firewood
cutter... as well as a woodburner for nearly 40 years. His hand-on
expertise appears in the many important topics covered... selecting
firewood, choosing a wood stove, chimney design, and even cooking on a
All in all, The Woodburner's Companion should be
your companion in your quest to intelligently use what I
consider the foremost renewable and (unlike many others) affordable energy resource... firewood.