The best survival axe for your pack
Whether its a bushcraft hatchet or a survival axe you are after there is one thing thats certain, you need quality. Why? Simply because your axe gets a serious work over every time you take it out of your Bug out Bag or Pack.
It is a trusty workhorse that will never let you down and has so many uses that we would run out of space on this page if we were to list them all.
Here at Wildgetaway.com we are very fond of Bushcraft so do our homework when it comes to stocking up on tools and gadgets that we need out in the forest. We have our favourites and staples that come on every trip. A good bushcraft or camping knife is key, a solid axe or hatchet, paracord & tarp and a means to filter water. With these things you are giving yourself a much greater chance of survival if things go bad.
Today we want to take a look at the top survival/bushcraft axes on the market. Why do we call them both – well to be honest they really are the same thing unless you want a hardcore military grade zombie apocalypse tomahawk.
We are trying to educate and help people in the lost art of Bushcraft on person at a time and hope that you find something useful here today in our axe reviews.
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Estwing E24A Sportsman's Hatchet
Coleman Steel Camp Axe
M-tech USA Stainless Axe
Yes4All Multi Functional Axe
Columbia River Knife and Tool
Condor Tool and Knife Axe
bear grylls gerber hatchet
United Cutlery M48 Hawk Axe
What to look for in a good survival axe?
So what qualities do you need when selecting a good axe. This tool needs to be reliable and pretty much unbreakable. It is going to get a serious workout every time you take it out of your survival pack.
It needs to be razor sharp, hold a good edge and be easy to sharpen when the blade goes dull.
Balance is very important as well unless you want to carry around a freezer for ice packs..
Some of the survival axes above come complete with a sheath which is very handy and a good safety feature when it is stowed away. It also keep the axe safe from the elements.
It needs to have a good grip. A lot of people think that an axe with a rubber handle is more grippy but we actually prefer a wooden handle on our axes. I suppose its up to personal preference really and what you are most comfortable using when bush crafting or chopping up firewood etc..
Safe Use of your Axe
Whichever survival axe you choose one thing is certain, make sure you are comfortable using it and take it nice and steady when you first start out. These things are razor sharp and will do some serious damage if they clip your leg on the way by.
Always cut away from your body and make sure there is nobody else in the vicinity while you work – especially kids. They will often wander over to see what you are up to.
As with all sharp tools when there are kids about, please make sure they are stored in a safe and out of reach location when not in use. Safety first every time folks.