Monday, August 26, 2013

Advantages and disadvantages of a Woodstove?

It's only August, but woodstoves will be on our minds here in the mountains soon enough. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages?

If you live in the woods like we do, there is plenty of wood.

They are good in the wintertime because they sure do warm up the kitchen. In the summer, if you're using it to cook, it can get uncomfortable. You have to build up a fire and wait till it's ready, but by the time you peel potatoes, it's hot. You can't just flip a switch.

You have to gather wood, and that's a disadvantage when you're out of it. But if the electricity goes off or the gas gives out, you're alright if you've got wood. We love these wood stove kettles and wood stove steamers for water to drink and give your home humidity!

A good idea if you're trying to be prepared, as individuals and communities, for unexpected events such as extreme weather. This is a practical solution for power outages and cooking food and water.

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