How to make a mallet!

How to make a mallet!

Green woodworker Doug Don from Heartwood Treen shows us how to make a useful camp tool in a few minutes using a green piece of wood, a saw and an axe.

A mallet can be made quickly if you have the right tools, and can make a lot of camp tasks much easier; from driving in stakes for shelters and pot hangers to hitting the back of an axe safely to split firewood down. It’s one of those items that you won’t truly appreciate how useful it is until you have one around!

Richard Prideaux is a partner of Original Outdoors and our lead instructor. For more than a decade he has worked in outdoor education, expedition leadership, safety and management, mountain rescue and SAR and coaching and personal development.

He has also worked with international restaurants and chefs as a professional forager and advisor and appeared on several television and radio productions.

He lives in North Wales on the borders of Snowdonia National Park.

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