What It's Like Cutting Your Own Firewood in the Forest (With Video)


| 8/31/2016 10:07:00 AM


Tags: homesteading, off grid living, firewood, Alyssa Craft, Idaho,

Things have been very busy for us on our off­-grid homestead in Idaho these past few weeks, and one of the main tasks we have been focusing on has been cutting and stockpiling firewood for the winter. Our first winter on our homestead we just squeaked by with three cords of wood, so we knew we'd need to get a lot more for this coming season!

At first thought, gathering and cutting your own firewood sounds pretty simple. You cut a fallen tree into logs and load 'em up, right? We wish! In actuality, the process for us was much more complicated.

Interested in the steps necessary for gathering your own firewood? Read on for some helpful tips from our own experience!

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First Thing's First: Firewood Cutting Equipment

There are a lot of tools that make gathering firewood a lot easier. Below is a list of some of our best picks for this kind of job. This list is not all-inclusive, there are likely other things you may need depending on the situation but it’s a good place to start.




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