Choose your firewood
Deciduous trees provide wood with the best firewood qualities. Berch, beech, ash or oak are good options. There is even FSC-certified firewood available: this certification lets you know that the wood you’re using comes from a forest that is managed responsibly.
Pine wood is very resinous and causes sparks. It also contains more creosote, which causes a build-up in the chimney when burned. This is a potential hazard for indoor stoves and fireplaces but also limits the efficiency of your Outdooroven. Never burn treated or painted wood and composite wood products like plywood or chipboard, because they release harmful chemicals and toxics when burned. Also refrain from throwing paper, cardboard or trash in the fire.
Mind the weather
No weather conditions should stop you from enjoying the outdoors. But if the weather conditions are not optimal, a fire can cause a lot of nuisance. Therefore, do not light a fire on a misty day or when there is no wind. Any pollution or smoke caused by the fire will linger much longer. Always check the current weather and air quality to make sure you are good to go.