No coal around here to speak of unless it's Blashak rice coal in bags and it's expensive, never seen any at our local TSC stores. I'd have a stoker stove in a minute if it was available here. it's not.These two tons of pellets I have are sitting on the same trailer I had them load them on two years ago. Still as dry as the day I bought them. I’ve always left my pellets out in the elements. As long as the wrap doesn’t get punctured it holds up to the elements.
Coal is the same way. A semi truck of coal sells for around $170 a ton if you buy a truckload but it’s 6.99 a bag at TSC.