Watch: You’ve Been Splitting Firewood the Wrong Way


Watch: You’ve Been Splitting Firewood the Wrong Way

In this video, CrazyRussianHacker takes some hacks at some wood and demonstrates a pretty good way to split wood with an axe. Even if you don’t have a splitting maul, this method will allow you to split wood. And with a heavy maul, this might work even better.

It sure looks like it will work a lot better than the old way I used to do it, back when I cared enough to split firewood. In those days I was a decade or so younger, and I pretty much just stood the wood on the ground and wailed away, chasing down the chunks that flew away and dealing with the damaged yard at a later date.

Live and learn.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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