To keep from making too many posts I will give several reviews here. The canthook is one must tool for us! I like a wooden handle and either a 3' or 4' handle. Some like bigger ones but unless you handle really large diameter wood the shorter ones are better. The pickeroon, or hookeroon (same thing) is another very handy tool. Many use them for unloading wood from a pickup as it saves a lot of reaching. You can also stick this into the end of a small firewood log to carry out if you like. I use it mostly for reaching logs while splitting wood but also sometimes use it for rolling a small log rather than grabbing the cant hook. This little tool (we have 2) has proved to be one of the very best tools we've ever added to our collection. My back is in terrible shape and using this I find that most times there is no bending required to pick up a log. With one in each hand one can carry out two firewood pieces very easily. In addition, if the wood is wet, like after a snowfall or rain, one does not get his gloves all wet which is a blessing for sure. They come in 2 sizes and we have the larger ones and can not see where there would be a need for a smaller set. They are not cheap but well worth the cost. There are some cheaper made log tongs but I can not comment on them as we have only the Husky brand we purchased from Bailey's. Simple marking crayon for marking length of the log. Last but not least, one needs a handy way of carving the Thanksgiving turkey.