'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile Featured in the Sunday Telegraph, The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include...Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect tree Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more!
Vincent Thurkettle is a woodsman. After spending his childhood roaming the Somerset countryside, he left school at 16 to work on the Huntley Estate in Gloucestershire. He subsequently trained as a Chartered Forester, and worked for the Forestry Commission, retiring in 2005. He now has a business selling Christmas trees.
INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE: The Wood Fire Lifestyle CHAPTER TWO: The Trees CHAPTER THREE: Woodcutting CHAPTER?FOUR: Buying Firewood CHAPTER?FIVE: Seasoning Wood CHAPTER?SIX: The Wood Store CHAPTER?SEVEN: Splitting Logs CHAPTER?EIGHT: The Perfect Fire CHAPTER?NINE: Flames, Smoke, Embers & Ash CHAPTER?TEN: Campfires & Cooking CHAPTER ELEVEN: Campfires FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHOR