How to Make a Firebreak with an Axe

Making a firebreak with an axe to stop wildfire

With wildfires getting bigger, meaner, and more destructive, it’s good to be as prepared as possible. If you don’t want your home to go up in the smoke of a raging wildfire, you would do well to create a firebreak around it. It’s hard work, but there’s nothing complicated about it. This article will show … Read more

Best Types of Wood for Outdoor Burning

Best Wood to Burn Outdoors and While Camping  A campsite just doesn’t feel complete without a nice fire. With just an axe or another appropriate, sharp tool, you can cut down green or standing dead wood, split it if necessary, and create a big stack of firewood for a fire. It keeps you safe and … Read more

How to Sharpen an Axe Properly

How to Sharpen an Axe Properly The sharper your ax, the easier, faster, and more pleasant it will be to do your work. Splitting axes or mauls don’t have to be as sharp because they’re meant to split logs and rounds of wood with blunt force, not cut into them. But the rest – hatchets, … Read more

Choosing an Axe: An In-Depth Guide

Choosing and buying the right axe can seem tricky. What distinguishes the many different axes on offer from each other? Within the different types of axes – hatchets, splitting axes, mauls, felling axes, carpenter’s axes, historical battle axes, throwing axes and more – there are hundreds of models on offer. They’re not all the same, … Read more