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.
Every fall Montanans scramble to get the last bits of firewood prior to the start of winter and every time I participate in this tradition I marvel at how great of a workout it can be if you challenge yourself to make it so.
Yesterday Rebecca and I were out cutting firewood in the National Forest. On our drive into the mountains we passed three other couples with pickup trucks out cutting wood. Like us they were scrambling to get more wood for their winter stores since the first real winter storm of the season is rapidly bearing down on us, after it arrives the forest service roads will probably be im...