Reader Favorites: Harvesting Your Own Firewood

Harvesting your own firewood is one of the most satisfying and self-sufficient skills you can develop.



Harvesting Firewood
Harvesting renewable wood to heat your home is one of the most satisfying, self-reliant things you can do.
Photo courtesy MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
Chopping Wood
The wood pile at left will equal one cord of wood when cut and stacked.
Photo courtesy Neil Soderstrom
Firewood
Cutting and splitting firewood is strenuous work; one benefit is the opportunity to be in touch with the outdoors in all seasons.
Photo courtesy Lynn Karlin
Log Cutting
A sawhorse used for cutting larger logs.
Photo courtesy MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
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Axes, Mauls and Other Hand-operated Splitters
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Hydraulic Log Splitters











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