The fewer hyphens the better

RT @APStylebook:

Our gen­er­al advice: The few­er hyphens the better.
Use them only when not using them caus­es con­fu­sion. Think of hyphens as an aid to read­ers’ com­pre­hen­sion. If a hyphen makes the mean­ing clear­er, use it. If it just adds clut­ter and dis­trac­tion to the sen­tence, don’t. #APStyleChat

Messages carved in wood

Real men leave their threat­ened man­li­ness mes­sages carved in wood of trees they felled and made using bone tools of ani­mals they hunt­ed. Just sayin’