Axmanship and Woodcraft
January 14, 2023
Includes two nights of camping on site and the cost of the training.
Adults – $125
The ax of our past may be essential to our future! Whether you plan to build a traditional log cabin in the woods or just process firewood around camp, you will learn why the ax is the most important woodsman tool.
In Axmanship and Woodcraft, we will use hands-on techniques to safely practice the following core ax skills: Tree felling, limbing, bucking, and splitting wood. We’ll also cover the history, selection, field sharpening and maintenance of axes. The under-appreciated ax serves not only as a woodsman’s lifeline, but a simple tool connecting your hands and heart to doing the stuff of self-reliance.
- Either a single bit ¾’s ax (boys ax) 24 to 28 inches long or a full size ax 30 to 36 inches. A few of both ax types will be available for purchase at the class.
- A mask/sheath to cover the bit is required. A sturdy sheath made of leather or kydex.
- Note: If you need an ax sheath, please let us know 4 days before the class and we will provide an expedient sheath for $10.00 at the class.
- A sharpening puck/stone and a mill bastard file
- Leather gloves
- Comfortable, sturdy shoes/boots. Steel toed is not required. However, open-toed shoes are not allowed.
- Lunch and water for hydration.
- Comfortable, layered clothing and rain gear appropriate for weather conditions. You’ll likely need to shed a few layers during hands-on axwork.
Musella, Ga 31066
Exact address will be mailed out prior to the event.
Cell number in case you get confused or lost (706) 224-1109
Refunds will only be issued as a credit towards another class and will be good for up to one year from the date of the originally purchased class. Credit for classes cannot be used toward gear purchases.
Retired special education school teacher and life-long woodsman, Todd Walker, is the creator and author of over 600 articles on the popular blog site, Survival Sherpa. Todd Is also in the process of building his second traditional log cabin, by hand!