shop news: temporary ship/shop operations {iv} …!

System Logmatic Wedge Axe & Splitting Basket available for ‘Special Order/Drop Ship’, for Canada only at this time … Canadian postal rates remain as published during our temporary overseas operations …!

… Apologies, dear US neighbours, however, we’re happy to offer 2 temporary options: to ‘Reserve’ or ‘Pre-Order’ for dispatch as soon as regular shipping operations resume …

Please let us know how we can help!

…. All other Tinder goods not yet mentioned, ie, Sheila Maid, Stanley Thermos & Flask, Feuerhand Lanterns, etc – info coming soon …!

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shop news: recent sighting … a tiny ‘secret sale’ …!

Sasquatch {‘Sesquac’, from the Salish legends of the Pacific Northwest}, a.k.a. Bigfoot; Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film, 1967

For all the kind folks who come sightseeing here often … Tinder is having a tiny ‘secret sale’ … now afoot in the shop

Logmatic Splitting Baskets, Stanley Lt Ed Bottles, Fashy Hotties, Name a Star … to name a few …!

Thanks for visiting Tinder!

shop news: ‘logmatic north’ NOW in store near you!

Great news for folks residing in Northern Ontario: a small quantity of System Logmatic goods are available at Nordic Energy Systems Ltd. {wood stoves, saunas, w.e.t.t. certified, comprehensive & expert advice, forest steward advocate, & much more} …!

Nordic Energy is located 1 km west of the four corners in Sudbury, on Long Lake Road …! Here’s a map with directions, shop hours, etc …

Please shoot us an email if you’d like any further info!

Happy hunting …!

‘Nickel Discovery at Sudbury 1883’, Canada Post centennial stamp 1983, via the Canadian Design Resource

shop news: ‘logmatic north’ woodsplitting DEMO!

ATTENTION FireWood SPLITTING enthusiasts of the NORTH!

Folks residing in Northern Ontario can see a Logmatic Wedge Axe & Splitting Basket in action … this weekend! Our agent of the North will be on hand to show & tell & sell in person … this weekend!

WHEN? This SUNDAY 25 July … there will be a System Logmatic firewood splitting demonstration & System Logmatic goods available ‘for sale’ & inspection in the flesh …!

WHERE? Little Current, Manitoulin Island, at Low Park, at 1pm: it’s the local, annual amateur radio BBQ …!

See you up in the Northwoods on lovely *Manitoulin Island … this weekend!

Questions? Curious? Just drop us a line !

*Manitoulin means spirit island in Anishinaabemowin {the Ojibwe language}. The island is considered sacred by the Native Anishinaabe people, who call themselves the ‘People of the Three Fires’ …

Tipi photo via the ON Premier

shop news: Logmatic Splitting Basket ‘garage sale’…!

Inventory reduction of ‘travel weary’ goods {ie, dings ‘n dents, scuffs, etc, incurred during overseas shipping} via eBay auction currently underway …!

Available now: ONE only … Logmatic Splitting Basket … ‘open box’, ie, perfectly functional & brand new product inside {and no dings, dents or scuffs}, however the box was mangled by exuberant customs officials … {box has been repaired & suitable for shipping, of course} …! {still on SALE in the shop too!}

So for ONE chance at a very nice price, click on over to the Tinder ‘garage sale’ at eBay to get your mitts on the Logmatic Splitting Basket … integral part of the ‘System’, as it securely supports several logs at once for splitting, and then functions as a smart log carrier, and basket, at your fireside …!

arctic cold snap: be prepared …!

Extraordinary woodpile in Vermont, USA; photograph by Peter Miller, via 10engines

Peat stacked in neat, sturdy herringbone pattern, from Ness, Isle of Lewis {Outer Hebrides, Scotland}; photograph by Angus Mackintosh

peat stack

For cutting peat, the best tool is a tarisker or turf spade

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Detail of tarisker; photo by Angus Mackintosh

‘Cutting Peats’ with a tarisker in Shetland

For splitting wood, the best tool is a Logmatic Wedge Axe … !

Splitting wood with a ‘Logmatic Wedge Axe’ in Russia

{more ‘woodpile’ … the Tinder splash page photo ; snapped on the Isle of Skye, by Angus Mackintosh}