powder wedge

VINTAGE POWDER WEDGE SPLITS LOGS OLD SCHOOL STYLE

Tired of splitting logs with an ax, wedge or maul? Well so were the farmers and homesteaders of times past. Check out the powder wedge that used black powder to split logs in the most epic manner. Back in the early 20th century an invention made log splitting much easier. It was the powder wedge. […]

chicken predators

HOMESTEADING KNOW HOW: SAFE GUARDING CHICKENS FROM PREDATORS

So you want your own chickens? Well there are plenty of critters that want them too. Here are my tips to keep the chicken flock loss free. Many of us have notice chickens wandering around in front yards while driving through the country. Maybe your neighbor’s free range chickens come to visit your yard too. […]

.22

THE HUMBLE .22 RIFLE: TIME TESTED FRIEND

Many of us remember growing up in a house with a .22 caliber rifle in a closet or behind a door. I grew up with two such rifles that were ready for duty if called upon to defend the homestead. Here is why a .22 rifle is necessary for the wilds and homestead. My great-grandfather […]

tools

TOP 7 HAND TOOLS EVERY WILDERNESS CAMP NEEDS

Whether at the cabin or in a tent some tools are worth their weight in gold. I took a long look at what tools would best suit an extended stay in the wilderness. Here are my best 7 hand tools that are a must at the cabin or the homestead. Axe An axe or otherwise […]

OWN CHICKENS? THIS IS WHY I DO

Does The Classic Woodsman actually have chickens too? Yes I do and there are so many reasons for you too do so also. Here are my big reasons for owning a chickens. 1. Eggs Fresh eggs is quite a happy surprise to find daily in the chicken coop. My wife and I love fresh eggs. […]

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