Air quality and wood fuel has become a hot topic and stove owners are being asked to think about the impact of burning poor quality firewood has on the environment. Burning wet wood is inefficient as it demands a lot of heat to boil off the water before the appliance can give out the proper level of heat to the room, hot water or heating systems. In turn, this creates a lot of smoke which damages the chimney and blackens the appliance and contributes to air pollution. Dry wood that has been properly sourced and seasoned means it produces fewer particulates, more heat efficiency and less maintenance — chimneys are less likely to block and will remain easier to sweep.
Ready to Burn
A Million, Multiversal Stories Are Waiting to Unfold (Here are Eight of Them)
The scheme is focusing on pre-packed woodfuel. Recent publicity around poor air quality and linking to the increased use of wood stoves has questioned whether casual consumers buying smaller retail bags of woodfuel realise the wood they are burning may not be suitable for immediate use. Its use in wet form would contribute significantly to particulate emissions whilst burning dry wood has significant and demonstrable benefits in greatly reduced emissions. Modern stoves are designed to burn dry wood. Industry representatives, including large producers of pre-packed woodfuel have committed to a scheme that will clearly identify the wood that is ready to burn at the point of sale.
As Burn Week draws near, many of us are starting to feel the insatiable FOMO one can only get from missing weeks of preparation and anticipation for an imminent and dusty arrival in Black Rock City. While nothing can replace those first minutes on playa, at this very moment there are 10 teams of dedicated Burners working tirelessly, building for us all, so anyone can come as close as possible to feeling that cacophonous playa wonder and magic August 30 to September 6. Oh yes, the mad drive to prepare for Burn Week is alive and kicking. And you are ALL invited to dive in, to gather, play, participate and celebrate with friends old and new. But remember: your garden variety Multiverse may contain a potentially infinite number of fully-fledged and infinitely expanding Universes. So by comparison, eight Recognized Universes of the Burning Man Multiverse is a modest proposal for a Multiversal explorer such as yourself. Take a deep breath. Read on for conversations, and a short preview video from each of our intrepid Universe builders. Because this particular Multiverse is virtual, you actually do get to take a tiny bite out of every chocolate in the box. And then, if you wish you can eat them all.