Originally Posted By: JohnN
Originally Posted By: Naseem
Is it possible to split wood by hitting it against a rock rather then battoning it?

For that matter, exactly why would I want to split wood in a survival situation? Fuzz it up, sure. Split it? How about picking smaller sticks for kindling use?

FWIW, I carry one of those little wire saws. The way I figure it cutting may be critical, splitting? Notsomuch.


If the outside of the wood is soaked, splitting can get you into the drier center and make it easier to build a fire.
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