Awhile back I asked if given a choice between a hatchet or a knife, which would you rather have in a survival situation? I got back many comments about how an axe is superior to a knife and so on.
Why? I’ve always liked the idea of a hatchet, but when push came to shove I always wound up using a heavy duty survival knife to do most of my cutting and chopping. They just don’t seem to have the utility a good survival knife has – at least in my opinion.
If you’ve been reading my gear posts for awhile you’ll know I favor the Becker Campanion for my survival knife. It’s a work horse and I find that it’s great for small chopping jobs not to mention the million other things you can do with a survival knife.
So here’s the question again: If you were getting ready to run away into the woods for a couple weeks of survival and you could grab either a survival knife or a hatchet, which one would you choose?
There are no wrong answers here, folks. Everybody is different and has a different way of looking at survival. Please let me know what your decision is below. Tell me whether it’s a knife or hatchet and let me know what kind you’d use. If I find one that intrigues me I’ll get it and do a gear review for the others.
Questions? Comments? Sound off below!