Gear

Axes vs Hatchets

Axes vs Hatchets

If you call a hand axe a hatchet, most people will know what you’re talking about. A few grognard-types will grumble about it though, much as if you called a gun’s magazine a clip, Interesting note: There is such a thing as a clipazine! But there is a real difference …

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Types of Axes

Types of Axes

There are all sorts of axes in the world. From pickaxes to forest axes, these tools come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But they aren’t necessarily compatible. You won’t want to cut down a tree with an ice axe or hew a log with a fireman’s axe. Interested …

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Best Bushcraft Axes

Best Bushcraft Axe

If you live in a woody region, such most of the United States, then your outdoor trips will greatly benefit from carrying an axe. Usable for more than cutting down trees and splitting firewood, a good and well-sharpened axe can be used to assemble shelter or procure food. However, there …

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How to Sharpen an Axe

How to Sharpen an Axe

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” We often think of axes as a brutal tool, powering through the wood to smash the tree apart. Knives are the tool of finesse, delicately …

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63 Survival Uses for a Bandana

Survival Uses for a Bandana

There are three items in my survival kit which I use more than any other: The first is a good knife. You can almost always use a good knife. The second is a good flashlight, to bring light to the darkness. The third is a bandana. More than one. I …

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