Many people burn wood in the winter and of those, quite a few have hydraulic woodsplitters to make the task happen faster. Here is a video I produced to share what I recently learned from a Canadian-American. This is the most efficient method for splitting wood.
For people who don't burn wood, knowledge like this may prove to them that splitting wood is fast and easy. It's also an excellent way to fight cabin fever and get in a 30 minute workout every few days. Consider this one more step in building old man strength.