How to Use and Care for an Axe


Axes can be used for so many tasks in a survival or camping situation. Like any tool, especially one with a sharp edge it is important to know how to properly use this piece of equipment if you don’t want to end up with a trip to the ER or worse. Knowing how to use an axe could reduce the amount of work you need to do and keep you safe at the same time. In the two videos below, Survival expert, Ray Mears explains how to use a typical medium-sized axe to chop wood safely and efficiently. He also goes into the basics of axe care so your tool will stay in excellent shape for years to come.

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