posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:06 AM
A collection of axes and saws is always helpful for splitting wood.
I have an Estwing hatchet for trimming small branches.
Gransfor Bruks makes excellent axes for reasonable prices.
Whatever you get, you want it to last for years...so don't be cheap.
Asktheanimals has spot on advice.
Especially with the steel toe boots...a major plus!
Although I use meta-tarsal boots for even more coverage.
But it's all personal preference...just alot of hard work.
There's not much more to it than that.
Once you start, year after year it becomes apparent how hard living was before conveniences.
Electricity and furnaces have made things much easier...and people much lazier...!
But even I enjoy the comfort of turning a furnace on instead of splitting wood.