Machines and technology from rural America
Find the best guns for hunting, varmint and predator control, and home defense.

Garden Tool Storage for Winter
Get prepared for snow with seasonal gardening tips for your garden equipment and lawn.

Making Hay By Hand: How to Use a Scythe
Hank shows you how to make hay by hand using his Austrian-style scythe with a custom snath.
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How to Sharpen a Chainsaw Chain
Learn how to sharpen a chainsaw chain and save money while getting the most out of your machines—and it helps keep you safe.

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

A 10-inch battery-powered Craftsman chain saw.

Electric Chainsaws

Experienced woodsman Steven Gregersen talks electric chain saws for the homestead.


How to Stack Firewood for Seasoning and Storage


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