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Wood Fire Burning Stoves

Updated on September 22, 2015
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Preparedness has been a passion of mine since I endured Hurricane Andrew in Florida. It is my second favorite topic to write about.

Blue Stove Poster
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Neat Alternatives To Fire Places

The original wood fire burning stoves were called Franklin stoves, circulating stoves, and are also referred to as pot bellied stoves. They are a neat alternative to a fireplace for heating your home and they save energy!

Wood burning stoves are for sale in many different styles for heating your home without electricity. Pot belly wood burning stoves are a great way to save money on your electric bill! If you have the space to install one of these great stoves you can reduce the cost of heating your home during the winter. They are also a great way to get heat for warmth and cooking in the event the electricity goes out in your neighborhood.

Their unique history can be found on Wikipedia: Franklin Stove

Cast iron fire burning stoves keep heat in your home with only a few pieces of wood. They are wonderful for heating your entire house. Using no electricity and only requiring a cleaning now and then, they are simple to maintain and use. Installation is complete with just a few tools.

I remember the wood burning stove my friends had in their home. The stove would be hot enough to chase all the chill out of their house. I loved the warmth it put out.

It is recommended you keep a pot of water on a Franklin stove when you have a fire in it so that you can maintain some level of humidity in the room it is secured in. Using the top of a wood burning stove you can cook on it. These stoves were how you cooked in the days before modern gas and electric stoves. They are a great alternative to having a fireplace. They must be secured to concrete and they do need a flu pipe to vent the smoke outside.

If you have room for one of these wood burning stoves it would be a great addition to your preparedness equipment not to mention a great conversation piece!

Installing A Fire Burning Wood Stove

Large Wood Burning Stove

For A Larger Heating Area

If you have a home that is around 1,800 to 2,400 square feet the US Stove 2421 Cast Iron Large Logwood Stove will put out efficient heat to chase away not only the cold, but the damp that commonly accompanies cold, frigid weather. In winter the warmth of a wood burning source is a welcome comfort. Especially in areas that are prone to snowy conditions. Stock up enough wood to make it through those bitter temps and rest cozy at home!

I personally like the antique look to this stove and its simplicity.


Medium Wood Burning Stove

For A Middle Sized Home Or Cabin

The more modern, sleek look of the Pleasant Hearth stove is a grand addition to your den or family room. The glass front door enables you to enjoy not only the heat but the gentle flicker of the fire place effect. It would make any chilly night a romantic evening with the glow of the fire lighting up the room. Just turn down the lights and enjoy! Do not sit too close, however, this stove puts out a lot of warmth. This unit comes with excellent reviews and the blower mechanism is included in your purchase.


Small Wood Burning Stove

Petite Heat

If I could get my landlord to approve this little cast iron stove I wouldn't have to worry about the winter sneaking into my small apartment! Unfortunately that won't happen. He wouldn't like the idea of me punching a hole in the ceiling to vent the smoke.

A smaller sized stove would work well in a small cabin or even on a back room addition. I love this model and am considering it as a gift to my parents. The wide, flat top would be a nice source of heat for warming up water in a teapot for hot cocoa or even setting a stew on to cook. Conserving energy is another fine aspect of this pint sized circulating stove.


Coleman 14 Cup Percolator
Coleman 14 Cup Percolator

Enamelware is a study finish and ideal for making coffee the old fashioned way on the top of your heating unit. This percolator can be used over an open fire as well.


Accessories - Cooking Equipment

The tools and equipment needed for cooking, cleaning, or maintaining your stove should be heavy duty. Cast iron is best for cooking on the top as they do put out an enormous amount of heat which would damage an inferior made cook item. The blue enamel is a great look as well as practical.

I would love to have one of these in my home. Unfortunately the apartment I live in wouldn't take kindly to me knocking a hole in the wall for the flu pipe. I do have this on my list of things to have, however!

Thank you for visiting!

Do you have or use a wood fire burning stove?

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      Do-It-Yourself-Solar 4 years ago

      Actually, I did not. But I guess this has a good thing to do to us. I will try if I have time.

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      Maria Burgess 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      @Fcuk Hub: They are very handy. Once you have one installed, a little clean out a couple of times during winter and a good one before spring and you have a handy life long heater! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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      Maria Burgess 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      @getmoreinfo: I am getting one when I get a property I can put one in. I think they are great not only for heat but for decor as well. Very rustic! Thanks for your comment!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      These Wood Fire Burning Stoves are really nice.

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Great stoves :)