WOOD FIRE HANDBOOK


WOOD FIRE HANDBOOK

VINCENT THURKETTLE    Book Number: 87622    Product format: Hardback

The author is a woodsman, who spent his childhood roaming the Somerset countryside, trained as a Chartered Forester and who worked for the Forestry Commission. He has written a complete guide to the perfect fire, a handbook beautifully designed with colour photographs and diagrams for a wood fire lifestyle. All about trees, wood cutting, buying firewood, seasoning logs, the wood store, splitting logs, flaying, smoke, embers and ash, camp fires and wood fire cooking. The soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have and made even better when you know which trees make the best firewood, how to lay the perfect fire, make an ingenious camp fire and choose wood for its scent. There are alternatives to the axe, how it is easier to cut larger diameter logs into a mixture of squares, rectangles and pie-shaped pieces, how to keep your felling axe razor sharp because if blunt it will keep getting stuck in the logs, how to make a simple air-drying stack or a creative wood stack design, pest avoidance including animals browsing, and all about the alder, ash, birch, eucalyptus, fruit woods, hazel, holly, plane, sweet chestnut, sycamore and other soft maples or Acer and walnut or butternut with its fresh, tangy and aromatic smoke, "sharp on the nose and eyes, but there are buttery sweet hints of berries, fruit and spice." A bestseller we are delighted to have discounted for the first time. 224pp, colour illus.
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Published price: £14.99
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ISBN 9781845336707
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