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Getting More out of Your Fireplace

Our uncle and cousin used common materials and Savage ingenuity to increase the efficiency of their fireplace. Continue reading

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Carmen’s Clever Wood Stove Conversion

Carmen Davis-Stevens, our honorary Fiercely Frugal Savage Sister, recently sent us pictures of her stove-conversion project. Jennifer and I are impressed. We thought you would be, too. Carmen purchased an old wood-burning cook stove to use in her summer kitchen.* … Continue reading

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Fiercely Frugal Fire Starter

One chilly morning I struggled to start a fire in the wood stove. I would remove a newspaper from the recycle basket, crumple it, light a match, and try to get the flaming paper to last long enough to ignite the … Continue reading

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