Re: Lump Coal for Hunting Camp Stove
I have a coal stove in my basement and I go thru about 3.5 to 4 tons of anthricite coal, that the hard stuff, a winter, light it in Oct. and go till April. Just so you know coal burns a LOT hotter then wood. Also make sure the stove you plan to use it in is designed to burn coal and find out what size it takes. You must have shaker grates and the draft needs to come from below the firebed, that is why wood burns so fast in a coal stove. You need to start a wood fire first then put the coal on top to get it going, or match lite charcoal works good too. I would guess that chestnut size coal would most likely work very well. Buy a bag and give it a test run outside to see what your burn time is. Oh and all coal is NOT created equal, good luck.