We recently raved about some of our favorite short axes and hatchets, but this new heavy-duty log splitter qualifies for the big leagues. The Vipukirves Leveraxe may be one of the coolest, most-applicable tools designed for campers and wood-stove users alike. Applying an offset center of gravity, the ax creates a lever mechanism upon striking the wood and allows the user to almost effortlessly split stumps into perfectly-sized logs for the fire.
If you find yourself in New York City this week—and with temperatures forecasted to reach the mid 90s with plenty of humidity, who wouldn’t want to be here—swing by the Crumpler store in SoHo with a case of beer and you might walk out with a sweet new bag.
So Outdoor Life is part of a cool contest operated by Crown Royal, sponsor of Field & Stream’s Hook Shots show and maker of the whiskey that comes in a purple bag. The contest is called “Pass the Crown,” and it’s a variation on the Secret Santa gift exchange anyone who’s ever worked in an office is familiar with. Are you lucky enough to have never worked in an office? Then here’s how this works:
By some estimates, nearly 50 million people go camping every year. Any way you look at it, that means it’s a booming outdoor activity. And camping makes perfect sense—it’s a cheap vacation that requires minimal preparation, and, as many parents know, it’s great way to introduce young children to the outdoors.