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Here’s another great video from iawoodsman on building a split-wood fire. In it, he shows how to precisely split and prep wood into thumb, pencil, and pencil-lead-sized pieces. Another great tip he offers is to prep three times more wood than you’ll need. If you run into trouble while making the fire, you’ll have extra kindling on hand. If you still have extra — great — you’ll have some kindling to start a fire in the morning. The way he presents the skills is so clear. These are very well done.

Read more for videos on how to make shavings, tinder, and use a fire steel. Read the rest of this entry »

Here are a couple more videos from iawoodsman, this time on the subject of axe practice. It’s nice to have a good set of skills with such a versatile tool. I also like his style: mellow, basic, and to the point.

In the first video he shows how to make a tent stake out of a piece of cherry and how to carve and make shavings for starting a fire.

In the second video he shows how to limb branches (handy for poles and supports) and how to make a pot hook for your campfire.

Click the read-more link for the second video. Again, he’s using a Wetterlings 26″ forest axe.  Read the rest of this entry »