I guess there as many ways to start a fire as there are people to strike a match or rub two sticks together. There are probably just as many commercial products for this purpose, that would drive those with full time wood heat to the poor house. So far we’ve covered fire starting, chainsaws, and how much wood you may need.
Under fire starting, I gave away our best tip so far and that was using the match light charcoal briquettes to compliment or replace the kindling used to make a good fire in your wood stove. Now I have an additional tip that compliments this and makes this task much easier.