Splitting Wood The Easy Way

If you don’t have firewood split and drying by now, it’s time to get on the stick. Transforming log chunks into usable fuel takes work and technique, and this video will show you how to take simple gear (a short piece of chain and a bungee cord) to make the wood splitting job quicker and easier. You’ll still need a sharp axe or splitting maul, yet this technique is much more time- and energy-efficient.

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Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.