70marlin wrote:Thanks for the heads up on your source, a little off the beaten path for me. (Jackson mi area) I picked up a skid of Blashak Nut coal for $404.00 including tax out the door, at a place call Storey Stone & Hearth. Its right by Jackson MI a little town called Vandercook Lake.
Yes, if you've found a good supplier in your area, that's the most important thing. I drive to the U.P. at least twice per month, and now that I have my third skid purchased from KW Feeds stacked and ready to go in the Escanaba area, I'm all set for this winter. Actually, I'm stockpiling as much as I can. I have a personal goal of having 5 years worth of cut/dried/stacked firewood, plus anthracite, to last me for five heating seasons. So far I have 9 2400# skids of coal, 6 chords cut & stacked, and 11 chords of logs to be cut between now and next summer. I'm not a survivalist nut case, quite the contrary. But I have a really bad feeling about where our marxist president and his cronies are taking us, like destroying the economy for a generation (Bush didn't help matters any, but Obama is far worse), so I just want to be dependent only on myself to keep the heat going if things fall to sh*t in a big way in the near term.