What type of wood should I use?

To get the best burn you will want to have wood that meets the following criteria:
  1. Seasoned and split hardwood, wood that has been dried for one year in a well-ventilated and sheltered area. Hardwood comes from slow growth trees like Oak and Fir.
  2. Avoid green unseasoned wood which will only burn at 60% of the fuel value of dry seasoned wood and will deposit creosote on the inside of the stove and chimney.
  3. No sap!
  4. Use only DRY wood! (wet or damp wood leads to creosote - creosote also comes from incomplete combustion when a stove is burned too low).