Splitting large rounds of wood is a pain. When you start splitting the pieces go everywhere. You have to bend over, pick them up and stand them on end in order to chop the next piece. Pieces will even fly off and smash into your legs. This is an easy hack to save you some time and swearing.
Step 1: Step 3: Hat
We highly suggest wearing a lumberjack hat. Not mandatory, but it is best practice.
Step 2: Step 1: Make Life Easier and Watch the Video.
Link to video (please watch it...it's just over a minute long):
Step 3: Step 2: Gear
Step 2 is simple, grab an old chain and a bungee cord. Gloves and eye protection are a really good idea too.
Step 4: Step 4: Wrap the Log With Chain and Bungee Cord
Kind of self explanatory; but wrap the chain and bungee cord around the log so it is snug.
Step 5: Step 5: Start Splitting
Now just start splitting wood. The chain and cord will keep pieces from flying everywhere which means you don't have to keep standing up logs which are determined to fall back down again.
Don't let that wood make a fool out of you!