Chopping wood for the furnace

My plan was to “rough it” as well as spend two weeks at the base of the mountains living off the land.

  • This is something I prefer to do every few years, just to get in touch with my roots as well as remember what life is all about.

I have a small cabin, with the necessities of life, but nothing extra. When I stay here I cut my own wood, carry my own water, as well as find my own food, then last year I had a bit of a rough time, because Winter came early as well as a rockslide closed down the only road out of here. I spent two months living in that cabin, providing my own heating as well as living off the land for food. The beach house had no electricity, so a small furnace in the center of the room is the only source of heating that I have. This means that during the Winter months the furnace needs to be burning basically 24/7, because when it goes out even for a few seconds the temps inside the beach house plummet. It is a wood burning furnace that can also use natural gas (except that I don’t have any natural gas), so every afternoon I have to cut more wood. As it stands I have enough firewood to last for 3 weeks, but unless I am sick or destructiond I cut more every afternoon. The furnace is the difference between life as well as death, so splitting firewood isn’t something I do “when I know prefer it” it’s something I do every afternoon! You can never have enough firewood.

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