Machines and technology from rural America
Be sure to choose suitable camping equipment for your next adventure, and you'll be sure to enjoy the experience.

Picking the Perfect Log Splitter
Invest in a log splitter for your land to turn downed trees into fireplace fuel.

Post Hole Digger Options
When it comes to post hole digging, get Hank’s advice on power augers, hand held augers and more.

How a Froe is Made
Learn how a wood froe is made for splitting firewood and kindling by hand.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Tools

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How to Set Up a Kerosene Lamp

Kerosene lamps provide bright-white light that is both useful and nostalgic. Learn how to assemble and light your lamp with this video tutorial.


Powerhorse 22 Ton Wood Splitter Walkthrough


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