We sat down with Outside Magazine a little while back to talk about what we were trying to build with Project Woodchips, and to play around with some of our axes. We didn't expect such a thoughtful, thorough examination of it all. Check out the full article!
That’s why it’s to Project Woodchips’s endless credit that it really isn’t about affecting a particular look, or cultivating an image. (Rather than mounting them above the fireplace, Barrett keeps her axes hidden in a closet a home—less hipster, more serial killer.) The founders' enthusiasm about their lumberjack experience last summer, and the reason why they have remained so committed ever since, stems from the personal joy and fulfillment they got out of actually doing real shit. Just because that real shit doesn't occur naturally in Brooklyn, should participants feel guilty for wanting to get outdoors and give it a shot? Barrett and Pou don't think so.
“Doing manual things felt so different from my day to day,” Barrett says. “Learning so much new stuff, I found it very restful in a weird way. I just felt like I’d had a reset.”