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shawn_c2000 01-13-2013 03:25 AM

Machete or hatchet
If I had to bug out and only grab one what would be better / more versatile a good machete or a good hatchet?

Mosin 01-13-2013 03:26 AM

THIS is what you want...hands down. s_e

NitroxAZ 01-13-2013 03:42 AM

A good Kukri is a versatile choice also.

Bushwhacker 01-13-2013 04:27 AM

Machete, hands down. Trust me on this one I've got 38 years of experience clearing brush. The machete does a much better job of cutting, is almost as good for splitting, and would make a better weapon.

winds-of-change 01-13-2013 04:44 AM

I agree on Machete. It just seems more versatile.

TLuker 01-13-2013 12:55 PM

Another thumbs up on the machete (or any really big knife such as a kukri), but it has a good one with a heavy blade. :)

Mosin 01-13-2013 02:28 PM

Have you guys never used a Woodsmans pal?... All the rangers up in Maine swear by them.
They work like a machete or an axe, and they have a hook on the end for gripping things like branches, etc....

I have gone through machetes, and prefer Cold Steel, I have hatchets and axes for chopping and splitting wood, but the Woodsmans pal is the best, hands down, for clearing brush, etc... I really like the hook too, because you can grap limbs that are just out of reach and pull them down. Plus the handle is very comfortable.

HOSSFLY 01-13-2013 02:29 PM

My choice-

Mosin 01-13-2013 02:31 PM

Hossfly... Lol

Kai 01-13-2013 02:58 PM

I use a chops like a hatchet and cuts like a heavy camp knife.

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