So I have two nice blades so what is next? An axe, hatchet, tomahawk or maybe a saw and not to forget a machete, which I have covered earlier. First I will show a video I found where you can make a nice bucksaw in the woods.
Next lets talk about an axe or hatchet. One name seems to stand out more than any other among the bushcraft community is “Wetterlings” they have 3 great sizes to choose from. Go over to Northwest Woodsman and take a peek. They also offer a nice folding bucksaw. Below is a video that shows a video that explains the reason they are so popular.
Next I found a video that does a comparison of a few tools.
So I really do not have an exact answer, this is where I would have to lean towards what my Friend and Bro. would have to say. But with a good knife, axe and saw I would say you could pretty much handle anything you would come across. David and Tam do a wide array of bushcraft videos, if you have not visited their website you really need to. They are a true blessing in every way. Just wished I was there “living off the land”, Back to GOD and his Country. Just a small note to the person that really got me involved in the love of Bushcraft was Bradford Angier. I wish I could have meet him. He and his wife Vena truly transformed my whole life when I was in high school and discovered his books in the library. I wished I could own his first four books that told their story of their great adventure to Canada to escape the “Rat Race” and live a cleaner and healthier life style that we all but have forgotten. I believe that David and Tam have found that life style. And they do bless us with a peek into that world…
- At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today (1951)
- How To Build Your Home in The Woods (1952)
- Living Off the Country: How to Stay Alive in the Woods (1956)
- On Your own in the Wilderness (1958)
Thanks Brad and Vena, may you rest in peace as your books continue to inspire us and remind us of who we are and where we need to be…