This is about how much firewood I use for a sauna session:
Left hand: The firewood
Right hand: The kindling to get it going
If you invest in an efficient kick ass wood burning sauna stove, you don’t need a lot of wood.
If you invest in an efficient kick ass wood burning sauna stove, you don’t have to mess around with the fire much, if at all. This means that you can sauna, and chill, and dig yourself while passively monitoring the program. You can party with friends and family pretty much hassle free (but many of us love tending to the fire, which is another article forethecoming).
Less wood means less emissions, smaller wood piles, a more low key footprint and disposition, and an all around a better sauna experience.
Are you using more than this amount of firewood for your sauna sessions?
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A sheet of crumpled newspaper or a piece of birch bark (Nature’s gasoline). Load firewood then kindling. You can read more about upside down fire here.
Editor’s note: This article was written in September, where the outside temp. was about 40°f. (4°c.). For winter saunas, we bank on two more of these logs. By dampering down the fire, we retain more heat in the hot room (vs. going up the chimney).