I know this is an older thread but instead of starting a new thread on Bark I did a search and found this thread so I thought I'd just chime in on what I due. I have around 12 55 Gallon Barrells that have a Metal lid held on with a ring that I use to put bark in. I got the barrells for free, anyway's I had a big elm tree in the front yard of the house that I cut down and then cut/split into fire wood and it had left a huge mess of bark and small spilts from using the wood spltter on the blocks. well I was gonna have to rake all the stuff up and just haul it away to the compost pile. when I thought I can fill up these barrells with bark and scraps and now I have some great fire starting material Plus the barrels not in use can be stored outside upside down on a pallett next to the wood pile so rain/snow will drain away from the bark and such. so that is what I due with my excess bark and small scrap's. I keep a barrell in the garage that I can dig out bark and scraps from for starting fires and then on day's when I'm working out next to the wood boiler I just shovel straight from the barrell into the fire box, It only last about 2 hours but heck I'm working in the same room as the boiler so I can reload when needed. "I go through about 3 barrells a year and from the initail tree clean up I had 15 barrells" Plus the Barrells make great little work tables for putting tools/beverages on when working out in the garage. only problem then is you have to move your tools/beverages in order fill the fire box. such is the life I suppose. sublime out.