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Homesteading in the mountains can be inconvenient, dangerous, challenging and lots of hard work.
Are you thinking about building a cordwood home or cottage, but are not quite sure if it's worth all the effort? Why not first spend some time in a cordwood home? There are several places where you can enjoy vacation time in a Cordwood Bed and Breakfast.
We put a lot of thought into being prepared for mountain winters and it requires a lot of work to be fully prepared.
Among the tools and innovations responsible for humankind's rise, an axe was premier. This video, from respected woodsman Len McDougall, a man who has been using axes for than a full half-century, reveals some of the lesser known basics of using an axe to make timber do what you want it to do.
Bamboo is frequently touted as one of the best green options. Here are the pros and cons, and what certification organizations say about its sustainability.
To make potent extractions of the medicinal properties from plants growing nearby, you can easily learn to make your own tinctures and infusions. Alcohol-based tinctures are often used for acute or specific concerns, while water-based infusions are strong, medicinal teas which gently strengthen the body over time.
This short tutorial shows a different way of using a chainsaw to cut wood.
In February, the Slow Money founder gave a "State of the Soil" address. Here are his thoughts on the quality of American soil, economics and general discourse.
As our climate changes, more and more people will find themselves living in fire country. Forest thinning is one of the first and most important jobs in preparing your homestead for fire season. Added benefits include timber for milling, increased bio-diversity and an endless supply of firewood.
Imagine being able to turn dead tree branches from your own property into motor fuel. Make power just about anywhere, at any time...for free. Sounds futuristic, right? Fuel your back-up electrical generator with wood gas and save a trip to town. Learn build tricks from a pro for a reliable system on a DIY budget.
How we environmentally maintain our wood lot.
This true story appeared in a state magazine in 1985. It contains lessons on so many levels...
Those who garden know that weeding is often essential to growing good vegetables or fruits. In a forest, sunlight too is a limiting factor. By knowing which tree to cut and which to leave, forest health can be improved. Cutting for firewood can serve as an incentive to "weed" on the ultra-perennial scale.
Cutting firewood in the winter opens time for other activities during the short summer and fall seasons.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research in Germany have developed a new type of insulating foam.
Before beginning construction on their new home, this couple is taking steps to prepare their land for their impending move-in by planting perennial natives, building some walking trails, cutting firewood to dry, and more. They’re having a blast!
Ah, the fun begins for building a wood pallet guitar. In this post, we apply the following building steps: planning material, matching the right tools to the wood, shielding cavities, and basic electric guitar electronics assembly and testing.
You can make your own seed-starting flats from scrap wood you already have or from pallets.
How we repurposed an old leaky wood stove to use outside to cook meals on.
Dovetail joints that are hand made are a strong woodworking joint.
Putting a safety fence around a woodstove keeps small children and pets safer.
Cam Mather tries out a battery-powered chainsaw at his off-grid homestead in Ontario.
Kinetic log splitters have taken the log-splitter market by storm. But how much do you know about these lightning-fast, hyper-efficient machines? Check out these surprising facts about kinetic log splitters.
Make a winter checklist to follow in preparation for winter in the mountains.
The benefits of owning a home wood mill and the economic advantages if you have available timber.
You can build your own industrial-chic reclaimed-wood table with only a few hand tools, spending about $120 on copper pipe.
Learn how to clean your own woodstove and chimney.
How having a rhythm and routine assists in accomplishing difficult tasks.
The best time for selling your cordwood home. Tips, websites, suggestions, and what to do BEFORE you build.
If you’re getting ready to build a home or begin a woodworking project, consider building with sustainable wood products. With help from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council databases, you can locate sustainably harvested wood.
The cordwood chapel at Kinstone Academy was built over three years and has many natural motifs in the walls.
From roasting on a split to baking in a tannur, you'll find rediscovered techniques and recipes that capture the flavors of wood-fired cooking in "Cooking With Fire" by Paula Marcoux.
Unforgettable Fire's Kimberly and Katydid wood stoves are heating solutions for any and all spaces.
Learn how to build using the cordwood construction technique. Author Richard Flatau recommends taking a workshop or building a practice building.
The best way to start a fire in your woodstove.
Here’s what to look for when purchasing a portable table saw for DIY building projects around your homestead.
If you’re considering buying a new log splitter, you may have begun to debate whether you want an electric log splitter or a gas-powered model. What’s the difference? DR Power Equipment has some useful insight for you.
The basics of using a woodstove to heat your home.
Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.
What is the best way to learn cordwood construction? Are there workshops or classes offered?
The fundamental building blocks, descriptions, diagrams and pictures of best practices cordwood buildings.
Use materials at hand—stumps, logs, railroad ties, and sawmill slabs—to build a firewood log deck that takes the effort out of lifting the logs, and holds them at a convenient height for splitting.
You can get twigs to graft onto your rootstock for the price of shipping a padded envelope, allowing you to grow rare fruit-tree varieties for nearly nothing.
Glimpse a view into the world of cordwood construction. This old-fashioned, natural building technique can inspire you to build an energy-efficient, mortgage-free house of your own.
Review of a great axe made by Vipukirves.
Hit the road, using wood for fuel! Chris Saenz takes a trip on wood gas power.
While the snow's flying, this is a good time to plan your garden rotation, order seeds, preheat early spring garden areas, and more.
Ever wondered what its like to drive around using wood as fuel? Tag along with Chris as he fires up his wood gas truck.
Splitting firewood is a heavy-duty, daunting task, but this video shows that it doesn’t have to be with the use of this ingenious log splitter.
How to keep your livestock warm and your life full on chilly winter days.
Building a fire to stay warm? Use these ‘best burn practices’ to minimize smoke & protect your health: www.earthgauge.net/?p=17955
There is hard work homesteading in the mountains and the weather dictates much of those challenges.
A blog about the joys of wood heat that covers comfort, energy savings, ecology and history of the trees and sustainable harvesting
With winter beginning, these homesteaders are starting winter off cozy in their cabin.
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
As winter approaches, we switch out our wood cookstove for the winter woodstove
We love our lifestyle and all the hard work that is associated with this lifestyle is just a small part of it.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Associate Editor Thaddeus Christian discusses the best firewood for your wood-burning furnace so you can enjoy wood heat all winter.
With a few key supplies, you can revive worn wood flooring without heavy-duty sanding.
Woodstove sweepstakes winner Ken Newman plans to use his new Vermont Bun Baker to heat both his home and his meals. The Bake, Crackle and Broil Giveaway, sponsored by MOTHER EARTH NEWS, awarded the $3,400 woodstove to Newman earlier this summer.
Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary explains how to prevent, identify and stop robbing in the beeyard.
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
The "Jøtul Changeout Program" offers a voucher for a new EPA-certified wood stove in exchange for an outdated and non-EPA-certified model.
Learn how to pinch back basil tops for a particularly bushy plant, then make delicious pesto with your harvest.
Using a hot summer day to grow the winter wood pile.
Springtime happiness can be measured by the sweetness of your strawberry patch.
A first look at the newest vegetable crops in the garden before the CSA harvests begin.
It is a busy time for planting here. Not tomatoes, peppers, or squash, though. We got in our order of trees from the Missouri Conservation Dept. last week. In the past, we had planted mostly walnut, but we have a good enough supply of our own walnut seedlings that we are focusing on native trees that could use a boost to restore the forest to what it once was. So we are planting pecan on the bottom areas, shortleaf pine on ridge tops where the soil is poor, and burr oak on the better upland areas.
Your deck or other outdoor structures may be made of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA). Learn more about CCA-treated wood and how to dispose of it.
Many wood finishes contain toxic solvents or heavy-metal drying agents. Learn which nontoxic wood finishes are best to use on decks, fences and unfinished, wood-sided homes.
Knowing where lumber sawyers exist locally opens the door to all kinds of DIY projects. For example, storm-damaged trees can be turned into useable lumber instead of heading to a chipper or landfill. But you can take advantage of milling lumber at local sawmills only if you know where to find them. There are online resources to help you find a sawmill near you. Search by state or Zip code using the sawmill locators below and you will be on your way to turning raw wood into quality-cut lumber for DIY projects without the need to purchase any equipment yourself.
Heating with wood in a cast iron stove.
Using wood ash in the garden can be beneficial for raising the soil pH of your garden soil. These tips will help you know when to use wood ash in the garden. 
To say the sawmill is just a piece in the homestead puzzle might be a slight understatement. In some ways, it's a key factor.
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
Build your own space-saving table from recycled wood.
Turn an old section of bowling lane into a beautiful, sturdy, reclaimed wood dining table.  
A travel log of our family's mission to find local food sources on our trip to Puerto Rico.
Even after 15 years, Cam still loves heating his home with wood that he cuts himself.
How to make candles you can really light from the peel of Clementine oranges. A wintertime craft...just oil and an orange peel!
We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.
On a snowy winter morning, the kitchen table becomes the grand cathedral of a home. It is the place of family, song, wood fires, community and love as we wait for spring.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
Protecting the fig tree for the winter felt like putting it to bed for a long sleep. Chopping wood with the Chopper 1 is a thing of joy and beauty and that's no joke. Do it yourself corn bin helped our neighbor keep the racoons out.
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
Find out whether a wood pellet stove is right for you, and discover the best stove to buy.
Orchard soil health is a topic that gets covered as well as the new asparagus beetle management system and how it seems to be working better than we could have hoped for. Dielectric grease to prevent rust and corrosion on the golf cart battery post.
Observations and reminiscences of the 2012 MEN fair in Seven Springs, PA.
Energy-efficient home comfort product makes central HVAC systems and auxiliary heating and cooling appliances more effective.
Splitting firewood has changed over the lsst 40 years. A sharp chain and hydraulic splitter make all the difference in the world.
Making Music on the Front Porch ... let's define what the musical Front Porch is.
Clipping the wing of a troublesome hen and tasting the first Chicago hardy figs was really great, but what was even more fantastic was seeing Anna's new book arrive and how beautiful it looks.
A break from usual blogs to share the celebration of my daughter's wedding.
Wood is a wonderful motor fuel! But how much do we need? Wayne tells us how efficient his truck really is on wood gas, and we take a look at how much we'd use if everyone decided to drive on wood.
Wayne you'd better slow down! The master of vehicle gasification is hard pressed to stay within the speed limit.
Hay season on the Keith farm means lots of work for the wood-powered truck! Check out these videos of Wayne's farming operation.
Porch building tips along with deer pressure notes and golf cart pickup bed instructions.Throw in a 5 foot high chicken wire fence and a rare appearance from a normally camera shy cat named Strider and you've got an idea of what we've been up to.
Support these longtime anti-GMO activists and organic farmers in the construction of a new repair shop for their vintage seed equipment.
With an understanding of your limitations, you can operate more safely and efficiently. Training in timber cutting techniques can greatly expand your capabilities
Heat Recovery innovator produces a safe hot water heating system kit for wood stoves.
What happens when you gather 100+ wood gassers in one place? They have a convention! The wood gas meetup in Argos Indiana was a blast, check out the photos!
Gasification guru Wayne Keith shows us some of his daily farm operations.
Here's how Wayne Keith he shuts down the wood gasifier when he gets to where he's going.
Here's Wayne Keith lighting up his woodgas truck. He's driving on wood before he gets out of the driveway!
How we persist until our 11 cords of firewood is accomplished and then re structure our lives.
How big a woodlot would I need to heat my home with wood for the entire winter?
Salvaging logs is always a challenge-- but finding buried treasure in it always makes it worthwhile. This salvage job came after the land had been cleared by the owner, and the best lumber pick over buy a logger.
The challenge of refurbishing an ingeniously designed 30-year-old combination woodworking machine was just to intriguing to resist. I found my Zinken MIA 6 on Craigslist, then proceeded to make all 5 functions work like new again.
Cam describes the zen-like state he achieves while splitting firewood.
Regeneration of trees on a harvested area give hope for generations to come.
Wayne Keith and Chris Saenz have been making woodgas history. Follow their achievements via the Wood Gas Adventures blog!
A lookout tower home, which features reclaimed materials, connects its homeowner with her past, present and future.
See a video on how Steve finishes interior wood with waterbased stains, and why you might want to think beyond just brown colours.
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
A few thoughts about the activities here in southwest Missouri this spring, including plans for a garden, thinning and pruning trees, and salvaging urban logs
Check out the Kimberly stove, an energy efficient, small space wood cookstove.
Starting in 2012, hydraulic and power attachments will be available to Norwood LumberMate Pro MX34 portable band sawmill owners.
The ‘Kiwi House’ is organized around the primal element of fire.
Sawing their own lumber enables home owners to fulfill their dreams.
Three New Colors Provide More Options for Consumers
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
Wood Prairie Farm encourages citizens to sign a petition in support of family farmers and to attend the citizens assembly on January 31st, 2012.
Cam enjoys a magical walk through a winter wonderland while cutting and hauling firewood.
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.
Wood is our source of heat for the winter, as are sweaters and hats!
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
Whether you have a small grove of trees or acres of woods, this manual will guide you through the right methods to care for and sustain your land.
Working with a sawyer to cut custom lumber for your projects can be a great experience. Here are a few tips to make it even better.
Diamond sharpening stones make the work of sharpening chisels, plane blades and other edge tools go quickly and easily.
Our good and bad decisions on selecting a dealer and a wood stove.
A first blog by sawmiller & long-time homesteader Dave Boyt. A little of my past history, and how I'm using my sawmill.
Cam describes how the seasons progress through one messy task after another at Sunflower Farm.
This machine adds creativity and detail to woodworking projects
Tips on how to use "best burn practices" at home to minimize wood smoke and protect your health.
Steve explains how one practical guy invented a way to burn pellets efficiently without an expensive pellet stove
This product is an ideal tool for woodworkers and log home builders.
Cam hates to see good scrap wood go to waste and so he cuts it into kindling and has even started selling it!
The Warm Heart of an Iraq War Vet’s Washington Log Home
Learn how to sharpen your chainsaw properly with a file and guide
The Efel line of woodstoves, crafted in Belgium, is now available exclusively from Lehman's in Kidron, Ohio
After only a few nights with a wood stove in the tipi, I've become happily addicted to warmth I have to work for.
Keeping the project going is my goal.
Wayne Keith of Alabama sets a new world record for land speed via wood gas.
Every day, Wayne Keith proves that wood gas can be a practical, renewable and sustainable transportation solution. Certainly not for everybody, but certainly for anyone with moderate welding skills, a sustainable source of wood or other type of biomass, and a sawmill or access to a sawmill. I think there are many, many MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers who fit the previous description, just for starters.
Firewood, the major yearly task when you heat with wood.
Firewood, the major yearly task when you heat with wood.
To satisfy today's home buyer, a developer of million-dollar luxury homes in New York is offering smaller, more affordable houses--more anecdotal evidence that the McMansion is dying.
Elmira Stove Works offers distinctive, superior quality appliances with its innovative line of Fireview cookstoves.
Built tough for storm cleanup, tree felling, and firewood cutting, the MS 271 STIHL WOOD BOSS chain saw is designed with improved ergonomics and equipped with a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine.
Looking at all the wood powered cars
Keep your pets from licking off herbal ointments by adding a pinch of cayenne.
Get a glimpse of some of the unique exhibitors at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
Ever wonder what, exactly, you're getting when you pay a little extra for Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood and paper products? This video offers a comprehensive look at the FSC's roots and branches.
Steve shares current results and recommendations from his 20 years of observing and applying deck finishing products and techniques.
Back at the lab we are installing a new three inch line from the air dryers to the throttle body.
A short lesson and video on stacking firewood in round piles
Wood stove considerations that should be considered before you purchase a stove.
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
Cyndee and Tony love being in control of their own power and never having to worry about rate increases and outages in south-central Colorado. Solar panels, a wind turbine and a wood-fired boiler keep them plenty warm and happy.
Cam loves growing his own heat!
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
Jeld-Wen's new Custom Wood line combines character with energy efficiency in windows and doors made from salvaged, reclaimed wood. It's the best of all possible worlds.
Tearing out wall-to-wall carpet is one of the healthiest things you can do. Dress up the scuffed wood floor underneath using plant-based paint and stencils. You'll never miss the rug.
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
No one had ever attempted to set a land speed record for gasification vehicles so Beaver Energy was the first.
Explore how you can make your own home grown organic fuel to power your own transportation or electricity.
Made from natural minerals, sea salt, water, sand, recycled coal byproducts and natural fibers, CompoClay is a promising alternative to gypsum, engineered wood and resins.
B&R Automation announces partnership to serve renewable energy industry in US and Canada.
While giving her small home a deep green retrofit, designer Tracy Parker finds that reclaimed wood flooring is grounding and gorgeous.
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, outlines some suggestions on how to become an expert carpenter who can work with wood anywhere.
Yes, you can power a car or truck on wood. Chip Beam thinks it won’t be long before we encounter a gas shortage and/or significantly more expensive gas. So what can be an alternative source of energy to power our vehicles? How about wood chips or pellets of plant matter? It may sound bizarre, but it really works. Here’s the first post in a new blog devoted to wood gasification for transportation.
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties--and the planet's very ecosystem.
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, provides tips on splitting firewood for home heating via woodstoves or fireplaces.
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, answers a homeowner’s question about how best to apply a smooth finish to wood furniture.
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, answers a homeowner’s question about how best to apply a smooth finish to wood furniture.
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
Providing the firewood to heat his home has become a pleasurable hobby for Cam Mather.
Being in control of your own home heating.
If you have access to small diameter trees and wood pallets, and live in an area not restricted by building codes, then this truss design is one good low cost roof option. If you do all the work yourself, these trusses are virtually free.
Make a yule log—out of wood or chocolate—and welcome the sun’s return.
Made from bamboo, wood and grass seed, this tiny house could be our future.
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.
Building a small cordwood cafe in Colorado. A fun project for everyone!
How to make tallow candles from bison suet.
Making tallow container candles out of bison fat.
Thoughts, experiences, and tips after a season of mowing with the propane-powered lawnmower.
This article describes an alternative roof design for those building in areas without building codes. A little extra effort working with poles will reward you with a stunningly beautiful wood ceiling and superinsulated roof at very reasonable cost.
There are many ways to protect wood from the effects of weather, what is your favorite technique?  
The EcoAire is designed to be installed in much the same fashion as a window air conditioner and just as easily.
Traditional Appliances Make a Comeback
You can cut and trim trees with a chain saw, then load long lengths of trunk or major limbs onto a firewood processor, and operate the controls while the machine cuts firewood into uniform lengths and splits it.
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
The roundwood truss system described here enables DIYers to build their own trusses at very low cost. You can gather truckloads of poles from national forests, enough for several small houses, for the cost of one $25 firewood permit.
A 100 % non-toxic wood treatment/wood preservative.
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
Woodstoves can have indoor or outdoor air supplies depending on factors and requirements for the building.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Managing Editor John Rockhold catches up with Chip Beam of Beaver Energy to hear about Beam's latest exploits with wood gasification to power vehicles.
Second in a series of blog posts about how to convert a lawn mower or other gasoline small engine to run on propane.
When Woods End Labs recently tested biodegradable plastics and found that most aren't compostable under home compost conditions, one reader (known as Eco-Oxo) wrote that Oxo biodegradable bags aren't designed to biodegrade under compost conditions. Woods End Labs is following up, taking the reader's suggestion and testing Oxo under the conditions Eco-Oxo recommends. This is Part 1 of the new test, where you can follow along and see how Oxo fares under different conditions. 
First in a series of blog posts which will cover conversion of lawnmowers and small engines from gasoline to propane.
I just came across these videos that show the wood gas Isuzu Trooper built by our friends at Beaver Energy in action and had to share them.
The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Act establishes tough formaldehyde emission standards for household products made from composite wood.
Build your own 1960s-style wooden lawn chair and chaise lounge and put a little retro in your backyard.
Photo of the Day features a rustic wooden bench handcrafted by a reader. Be sure to submit your own photos to share your favorite moments with us and other readers. Maybe the next Photo of the Day will feature it!
Photo of the Day features a rustic wooden bench handcrafted by a reader. Be sure to submit your own photos to share your favorite moments with us and other readers. Maybe the next Photo of the Day will feature it!
For a natural looking wood finish, use a mixture of linseed oil and turpentine.
The U.S. Green Building Council may revise its LEED rating system standards, which currently award points only to Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood products.
Choosing natural, environmentally friendly flooring is an easy way to keep your home healthy. Choose natural linoleum, cork, sustainable wood, natural wool carpet or tile.
Do you have a woodstove or pellet stove at home? We’d like to hear more about your experiences with woodstoves and any tips you may have for heating with wood.
Columbia Forest Products, one of the nation’s largest hardwood manufacturers, connects consumers to green-mind manufacturers of formaldehyde-free products using its PureBond Fabricator Network.
Reform of chemical regulation would give the EPA a strong hand in which products get to consumers, and a new Senate bill limits formaldehyde levels in composite wood products.
Fine Woodworking Editor Asa Christiana shares his design for an easy-to-build workbench.
Wooden toys made by you for that special child in your life will be memorable gifts.
A cordwood building consists of short, round pieces of wood (think firewood) held together with mortar, and there are many advantages to choosing this type of construction.
Check out this expert advice for what kind of finish to put on a wooden deck.
Share your thoughts about natural building methods including straw bale building, cordwood construction, earth building and more.
Wood gas, or wood gasification, is a decades-old renewable energy technology that converts chunks of firewood, wood chips or other cellulosic biomass to power vehicles.
Installing an outdoor wood burner is a great way to make your home more energy efficient. Find out whether such an investment can count toward energy credits on your income tax return.
Burning driftwood in a stove produces dioxin, a hazardous pollutant. Here's why that happens, and what you should know.
Trees are beautiful and they are useful as sources of food and shelter, and for building and using as fuel.
What type of flooring makes sense for a small woodworking shop? Check out these expert suggestions.
Although paper is a wood product, it's not always the best answer for mulch or compost.
Walking among the stately hardwoods of the Eastern forests was a homecoming for this displaced New Yorker.
Learn the basics of woodworking with this book — or buy it for a young friend or family member with an interest in the hobby.
If you're considering purchasing a pellet or corn stove to save money on your heating bills this winter, here are some issues to think about before making that investment.
You can run a truck on wood chips! No joke. Mother Earth News reported on this idea more than 25 years ago and the idea lives on. Using recycled water heaters, you can burn wood chips to power a truck, with little or no engine modifications required.
When it's cold outside, who doesn't love a cozy fireplace or woodstove? Wood heat is a comfortable way to warm your home, and there are many reasons it's a practical choice, too.

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