Breaking Down Firewood

Share

Easy Trick For Breaking Down Firewood

Breaking Down Firewood Is Easy!

For those people who don’t always carry an axe or hatchet, this post could come in handy.  Having a good cutting tool like an Axe, Hatchet, Machete, or Saw is always a good item to carry in the wilderness.  But sometimes it just isn’t practical and if Murphy has anything to say about it when you don’t have one is when you will need it most!  So here is a quick video on how to break down larger tree limbs into more useable and manageable sized pieces so that you can break them down into kindling with your fixed blade knife.  If you don’t carry a fixed blade knife with you in the wilderness…well you should learn the 6Ps of Survival.  Proper, Prior, Preparation, Prevents, Poor, Performance.

 Watch This Video To See How To Break Down Firewood Without An Axe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVzg2oR9j8g

Here is the breakdown:

1. Find a large dead limb, preferrably something that wasn’t laying flat on the ground absorbimg moisture.

2. Find a tree at least 4 or 5 inches in diameter that has a fork within 2 or 3 feet from the ground.

3. Place the limb in the fork about 18 inches to 24 inches.

4. Apply pressure to the long end of the branch until it breaks off.

What tricks do you know for breaking down fire wood?

If you found this post useful please enter a comment below and click the “Share/Send” button or “Like” or “+1” and share it with your friends on your favorite social media network by clicking on the buttons above or below. That small gesture really helps me out a lot!  Also feel free to subscribe via email by putting your email address in the space to the right or below and get my updates straight to your inbox.

If you are unfamiliar with who I am (JJ Johnson – the owner/author of this blog) and what my background is in wilderness survival related issues feel free to Click This Link that will take you to my bio page.

Also if you would like to connect with me and get updates of all of my posts via Facebook please click this link and “Like” my Facebook Page!  You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel by going to this link.  Thanks so much for your support!

Last but not least, if you are a shooter you may also want to Click This Link, that will take you to a page that provides FREE plans for building an awesome Portable Shooting Bench from one single sheet of plywood.  Or if you are an outdoorsman and you spend time in the wilderness you may also want to Click On This Link, to go to a page where you can download my FREE mini-ebook that describes all of the most important steps needed to affect your rescue if you were lost in the wilderness.

Thanks for reading www.RealitySurvival.Com and sharing it with your friends, that really helps us out a lot!

Share

One thought on “Breaking Down Firewood

  1. With smaller dead wood you can also use the baseball bat method. Which as the name implies means that you grab the branch like a baseball bat and swing it into a large solid tree. Your target for impact should be about 12 inches from the end of the piece you are holding. But beware that vibration from doing this can sometimes hurt your hands so have a tight grip and you should be good to go. Cheers JJ

Comments are closed.