You've heard about coal stoves? Many homes are equipped with wood-burning stoves but not a coal burning stove. If you have plenty of access to fallen trees, all that is needed is time and a chainsaw to turn those trees into firewood. But what happens if you don't have a good supply or you run out before the winter is over? Install a stove that will also burn coal. Coal burns evenly and consistently. The flexibility of being able to choose wood or coal burning stove is a plus.