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How to use an axe

Set aside a large stump as your splitting base, which will save your back some effort, and protect your axe in case you miss. Place the log on top of the base, keeping any knots near the bottom. Take aim and swing, letting your axe fall from above your head down into the log. Let the axe do the work. If the log stays on your axe when you lift it back up, simply slam it back down again.

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The Rugged Life is not for everyone. But if you think you are up to the challenge of living a more self-sufficient lifestyle, this book is a great place to start.”—Bill Rapier, retired Navy SEAL, founder of American Tactical Shooting Instruction, and self-reliance expert
 
The Rugged Life is essential reading for anyone wanting to get in touch with nature and live a life that’s a little more healthy, sustainable, and free. Drawing on his expertise as a retired SEAL, Clint Emerson meets aspiring homesteaders where they are and empowers them to succeed in their particular circumstances, whether that means going completely off the grid or raising a few chickens in the backyard.”—Mike Ritland, New York Times bestselling author and host of the Mike Drop podcast

“The past two years have reminded us that society is fragile. As citizens it is our responsibility to be as self-reliant as possible. Add
The Rugged Life by former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson to your library today and get on the path to independence and self-sufficiency. It’s on my shelf. Make sure it’s on yours!”—Jack Carr, Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Hand

About the Author

Clint Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL with twenty years of service with the Special Operations community. He served as a SEAL operator at SEAL Team Three, the NSA, and SEAL Team Six. He is the founder of Escape the Wolf, which focuses on crisis management for global companies both large and small. He’s the bestselling author of the 100 Deadly Skills series. 
 
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rodale Books (May 10, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593235193
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593235195
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.15 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.31 x 0.7 x 9.06 inches
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Entrepreneur and bestselling author Clint Emerson is a retired 20-year Navy SEAL, who served with the elite DEVGRU and national government agencies. Escape the Wolf, the company Emerson founded, is a crisis management company providing preemptive, holistic security solutions and crisis management. Emerson is the author of Escape the Wolf and the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills book series.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This day and age; you need to have these skill sets.
By Matthew on May 21, 2022
There was a time when the skill sets presented in "The Rugged Life" were common among many people of the world.

That just isn't so today and this book is an excellent starting point for those who realize that the "lost ways" may be your life line sooner than later.

Having this knowledge and applying it to become self sufficient is imperative to "breaking the chains that bind".

Aside from the well researched information presented by Clint, being a fan of R.W. Emersons work, I really got a kick out of the inclusion of many quotes from him and H.D. Thoreau.

Get a copy and get to work. You'll be better off for it. SFMFs!
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