Axe safety 3   Recently updated !

Axe safety is paramount when we’re using an axe in the field, potentially far away from medical help. The axe is a fantastic tool and one that needs to be mastered if you’re serious about your bushcraft as being able to use an axe safely, effectively and efficiently will speed up many common bushcraft tasks […]

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Axe skills

As well as teaching our scheduled courses, we often undertake private group bookings and occasionally provide training on a 1:1 basis.  We’ve done 1:1 training a couple of times this year now, once in August when we taught the IOL Foundational Bushcraft course (which we wrote about here), and then again yesterday. Yesterday was a little different […]

Cross cutting 2

There are plenty of reasons why cross cutting a tree or large branch is needed.  What is important to remember is safety, you really don’t want to have an accident with an axe.  Ordinarily I carry the Gransfor Bruks small hunters axe and whilst this is perfectly sufficient to cross cut a tree or limb, […]

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Splitting with an axe 4

I’ve seen a few posts recently on social media that show people wrapping paracord around the handle of their axe just below the head or else wrapping a piece of leather around the same place.   The reason being in case you miss with your axe when chopping and then damaging the handle. I see where this […]