Friday, December 5, 2014

Tips & Tricks: Batoning logs with a small fixed blade knife

Who says you need a big honkin' survival knife to baton logs?! In bushcrafting, it's all about making the most of what you have. If you have a shorter knife, but need to split logs in an emergency to get to the dry wood, just whittle down your log by batoning the outside edges first. The log will gradually reduce in circumference and become more manageable.

The thin pieces you baton off can then be used for kindling, fireboards, crude digging trowels, utensils, trap-making, or anything else you can think of.

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