Light the Country Fire: The Homeowner's Guide to a Neglected Skill

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Globe Pequot, Dec 1, 2003 - House & Home - 128 pages
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Few things in life are more attractive than a roaring fire on a wintry day, but too many modern homeowners have never learned the skill of getting that fire going.
Here is a handsome and very practical guide to the nearly lost art of building a fire and keeping it burning - safely, efficiently, and beautifully.
Covered here are all the elements anyone needs to make the perfect fire. It begins, of course, with wood - how to choose the best kind, where to get it, and how to store it. A short course in chimneys comes next, covering the basics of how they work and how to keep them running well. Fire building is covered in full, with special tips on getting the right combination of tinder, kindling, wood, and oxygen to combine into the perfect fire. And there are special chapters on woodstoves, safety, fuel efficiency, accessories and more.
Light the Country Fire is a must-have for anyone who wants their fire to be its brightest, smell the best, and burn the cleanest and most effectively.

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About the author (2003)

KAREN BOKRAM is the former Senior Editor of Mother Earth News and has worked at Psychology Today, and Seventeen. She lives in New York City.

SARAH YOUNG perfected the art of the home fire in rural Ireland, where she lived for ten years before moving to her present home in Litchfield, Connecticut.

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