Keeping Your Woodpile High and Dry: Tips for Storing Firewood in Autumn

October 10, 2023
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Hello, campers! 🍂

The sweet scent of autumn is in the air, the leaves are showing off their vibrant hues, and the evenings are getting that much-needed nip. If you’re anything like us, you know what this means: campfire season! And with it comes the age-old camping conundrum of how to store your firewood.

Why is it important? For starters, proper storage ensures that your wood stays dry, is easy to light, and burns efficiently. More importantly, it protects our beautiful wildlands from invasive species that can hitch a ride on improperly stored wood. But worry not! We're here to help you get stacked for success this fall.

1. Choose Your Wood Wisely

If you haven’t already, this is the right time to buy firewood. Check out stacked.camp to find local sources. Remember, buying local helps reduce the transportation of invasive species, making your campfire an eco-friendly one.

2. Location, Location, Location

When storing wood, choose a spot away from your home to prevent unwanted critters from getting too cozy. A sunny and breezy location helps the wood dry out quicker and reduces the chances of mold or fungi.

3. Off the Ground

Direct ground contact invites moisture and pests. Use pallets, firewood racks, or logs to elevate your woodpile. This improves airflow and keeps wood from soaking up ground moisture.

4. Stack with Style

Believe it or not, how you stack your wood matters. Criss-cross stacking (like a log cabin) or the good ol' pillar-and-row method helps in promoting good air circulation.

5. Cover Smartly

While it might be tempting to throw a tarp over the whole stack, it’s wiser to just cover the top. This shields the wood from rain and snow while still allowing moisture to escape from the sides.

6. Use & Rotate

As the saying goes, “first in, first out.” Use the oldest logs first and make sure to rotate your stock. This ensures that no wood stays at the bottom for too long, becoming unusable.

7. Check for Pests

Periodically inspect your pile for signs of insects or rodents. If you see signs of invasive pests, don’t transport that wood elsewhere. Remember, we’re all in this together to protect our wilderness.

8. Firewood Storage Solutions

There's a myriad of nifty storage solutions available, from simple log holders to chic storage sheds. Choose one that complements your camping style and meets your wood storage needs.

9. Stay Informed

Autumn also brings about varying fire restrictions and bans. Before you light up that cozy campfire, check stacked.camp for up-to-date fire ban and restriction info in the U.S.

Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, you're all set to enjoy those campfire moments to the fullest—s'mores, songs, stories, and all. And hey, if you’re ever in doubt about where to get the best firewood or want to check the fire situation in your camping area, you know where to go, right? 😉

That's right—stacked.camp is your trusted companion for everything firewood. So next time you're planning a camping trip, don't forget to swing by our platform to find the nearest firewood providers and ensure that your campfire is both eco-friendly and safe!

🔥 Happy Camping! 🍁

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