Obtaining Firewood When the Grid Goes DownWhen the grid goes down how will you get your firewood? There will be plenty of working chainsaws for felling timber and cutting trees into logs, but the sound of chainsaws can carry for miles. I'm not sure I'd want people to know that I had the ability to cut firewood, when they may not. It could lead to some tense interactions or disagreements. There are some quieter, old school methods of obtaining firewood. These tools have been used successfully for centuries, but you have to use the proper tool for the job. Knowing which tool to use for the job, requires a basic understanding of turning trees into firewood. Turning trees into firewood:
- Felling a standing tree, or locating fallen timber
- Cutting the timber into convention logs sizes
- Splitting the large logs into manageable firewood sizes.