How to keep warm in the Ozarks? Burn wood in the wood stove in the house. Now the hard part, chopping the wood, drying the wood, hauling the wood; then getting it all into the house for burning. This last part is the hardest. The car can only get so close to the house, then you gotta sled it. That plastic sled has been the best tool I ever bought. To the wood stove!