Just starting a thread for newbies considering getting into this while this is fresh on my newbie mind. - Stove Insert - Install - Hearth extension/pad - Humidifier - Fans to move heat - Ash pan & shovel or ash vacuum - Welding gloves or similar to handle hot wood - Magnetic thermostats for stove pipe - Sooteater or chimney sweeps - Firestarters (unless u keep kinding/newspaper) - tarps or coverings for wood stacks - Ax, hatchet, sledge & wedge, Maul, etc. - work gloves for handling wood - Logsplitter - ATF fluid for splitter - chainsaw - chain sharpener - eye protection - helmet - ear protection - cutting pants/chaps - steel toed or sturdy boots - bar oil - dedicated gas can for mixed oil/gas - 2-stroke oil - rake and paper yard bags for sawdust and shrapnel - If not delivered for free, there's the expense of the truck needed to go out and get wood. Tires, insurance, fuel - replacement CATs over time if using CAT stove - Building Permits - Insurance Premiums - Metal trash bin for outside ash storage - 4-wheeler, winch, cart, pickup truck... for moving wood to your splitting area. - Wheelbarrow or yard cart for transporting wood from stack to stack. Did I forget anything? Just trying to make sure folks new to the hobby/means of heating are fully aware of the startup costs to factor into their payoff time.