Me and a few friends were camping a few weeks ago and needed a lot of wood for our campfire. We needed something to gather lots of big wood. Having only a few pocketknives among us, we designed a tool that could that could knock down good-sized dead trees with little effort. Thus, the Prototool was born.

Step 1: Materials

The hardest part is finding a proper branch. The bark should be light grey with dark grey spots. It is known as Ironwood and is extremely strong. In addition, you will also need the materials in the picture, about 5 feet of paracord and a few small nails.

Toolwise you will need a ball peen hammer, a saw, a file, and a cordless drill.
The eye bolt is for attaching car keys, carabiners, etc.
How dose one take a tree down with that? I struggle to see what this does.
<p>You would take a rotting, dead tree and beat the bottom, then use the hook to pull it down. You could also add a nail to the inside of the hook to make it into a bottle opener.</p>
Thanks to you both!!
Awesome instructable! I like how it's got an old-school/improvised feel to it. Very sweet. :)
May the best man win in the contest

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