Wheel barrow loaded with axe, sledge hammer, splitting wedges, club maul and hatchet downhill through woods, for time.
Log Splitting – 1 round, for time
Flip 80+kg log end over end twice
Use axe to begin split, hammer with sledge hammer to extend it.
Insert wedges and hammer in as needed.
Log Carry – 2 rounds, to exhaustion
Hoist 1 half of the log (approximately 40kg) onto shoulder and carry uphill until exhausted
Coppicing – 1x 30 minute round
Using a bow saw, fell and cut up as many hazel trees as possible in the time. Select suitable lengths and place on wheelbarrow
Log Retrieval – for time
Push/drag barrow up the hill through woods, loaded with lengths of hazel and all tools. See illustration.
Note: difficulty can be dramatically increased by only partially inflating wheelbarrow tyre!
Replace wheelbarrow with a better one and retrieve the two split logs, in one trip if possible.
Good to see you blogging again, Joe
Hi Joe. Enjoyed your (b)log. That sounds like serious endeavour. I can identify with the extra effort of flat tyre: done it with barrowloads of logs up our garden! Dad
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