Fires & Firewood

Explore the captivating world of fires and firewood with advice from Walden's best Backyarding® experts. Find essential tips for selecting the perfect firewood, learn effective fire-starting techniques, and make the most of your outdoor fire pit, whether you're out to build a bonfire or have a BBQ cookout on your grilling grate.

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Fires & Firewood

Best Types of Wood to Burn in Your Fire Pit

When it comes to building a fire in your fire pit, not all types of wood are created equal. Some woods burn hotter, some smoke less, and others are easier to ignite. So, which types of wood are the...

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Fires & FirewoodCan You Mix Wood and Charcoal?

Can You Mix Wood and Charcoal?

One of the greatest pleasures in life is cooking an incredible meal over a firepit in the backyard. If it's a crisp fall night or early spring evening, the promise of tasty food over an open fire i...

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Fires & FirewoodHow Do You Dry Firewood Quickly? | Drying Firewood | Walden Backyards

How Do You Dry Firewood Quickly?

Are you struggling to source dry, seasoned firewood? Has rain-soaked your woodpile before you got it covered? Cut down a tree and want to know how quickly you can turn its remnants into a cheerful ...

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Fires & FirewoodWhat Should You Not Burn in a Firepit? | Firepit Burning | Walden Backyards

What Should You Not Burn in a Firepit

If you're new to owning a fire pit, you're probably looking forward to sitting around those burning flames during the cool nights of the season. The subtle smoky smell wafting through the air as yo...

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Fires & FirewoodWhat Wood Is Toxic To Burn In A Fire Pit?

What Wood Is Toxic To Burn In A Fire Pit?

Nothing is more exciting than preparing your firepit for a chilly fall night. Sitting around your fire pit with friends is a relaxing way to end the day. First, however, you want to be careful abou...

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Fires & FirewoodWhy is My Firewood Hissing?

Why is My Firewood Hissing?

Firewood that retains too much moisture will steam, sizzle, and hiss as the liquid inside heats up from the fire and escapes as steam. With larger deposits of water or sap, the heat can cause vapor...

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