Saturday April 26th, 2014 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at HOWL
In these days of power tools ax skills are dying out, but there is no more versatile tool for working with wood in the backcountry. Your ax can help you harvest wood for winter camping, cut poles to erect a wall tent or tipi, create stakes for camp shelters, and keep trails clear of blow-down trees in any season.
In this class we will learn about selection, care, and sharpening of your ax, and then practice the traditional skills of felling, limbing, and bucking up a small tree, plus advice on splitting wood. You will learn proper body mechanics that allow you to use your ax more effectively, using the weight of the ax head and gravity instead of straining your muscles. If there is time we may also demonstrate re-handling an ax.
PLEASE RSVP AT THIS EMAIL OR REGISTER ON MARY'S WEBSITE. CALL FOR MORE INFO: 802-598-5868.