Keep the home fire burn­ing with The Lit­tle Book of Build­ing Fires by Sally Coulthard

The Simple Things - - FRESH | NOVEMBER THINGS -

Mak­ing a fire is the “right side of de­li­ciously dan­ger­ous” ac­cord­ing to Sally Coulthard, who cel­e­brates the heart­warm­ing prop­er­ties of the hearth in this en­gag­ing lit­tle book. She tells you all you need to know about mak­ing and tend­ing a blaze – from an out­door bon­fire to the slow, warm glow of a fire in a wood burner – and how to keep your­self safe while you do­ing it. She lists the woods that are good for kin­dling, and which trees burn best, de­scribes how logs need to be sea­soned and stored, gives a recipe for home­made fire­lighters and ex­plains what works best as emer­gency tin­der – lint, crisp pack­ets, tam­pons or plants with fluffy seed heads, such as catkins or dan­de­lion clocks. ( An­ima)

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