Why Joe Robinet Became a Outdoorsman

It all started in an empty lot in his neighborhood, next door to a mechanic’s shop. Make-believe with childhood friends turned into study and discipline, which took Joe to college, then into the woods as a guide.

Joe’s Axe Recommendations

I asked Joe for advice on axes during the interview. Here’s what he recommended:

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

This was Joe’s recommendation right off the top of his head. It looks like a real beauty and would look even better strapped to your backpack. You can pick one up on Amazon.


Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe

This is the axe that Joe carries on most trips and the one he heartily recommended I pick up. When Joe tells you to buy something, you go get it. You can get one too.





The Budget Option: Fiskars Splitting Axe

Discontinued, but Recommended: Wetterling Outdoor Axe

As soon as I’ve got the axe in hand, I’ll record a video and get it up on my Facebook.


My Favorite Videos from Joe’s YouTube Channel

Joe camping with his wife and daughter (they explore an old stone building). Lots of fun family time:

Joe, Scott, and Griff spend the day learning some sweet outdoors skills. Also, you get to see Joe almost get hit with an axe.

Joe and Shawn James spend “8 Days in the Wild.” It’s a two-part series and an excellent example of long-form YouTube content.