✹ About Sunday 21 February 1663/64 Gerald Berg on 23 Feb 2017 • Link Loved today's entry. Good news! Pall is not a slut! Re preserving wood. You can preserve wood by drying it out. Fine for fire wood, lasts forever. Unfortunately (in the case of masts) the wood splits. Cold, deep water is the cure. Witness wreck preservation in the Great Lakes.