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    Default Car emergency axe?

    I am putting together an emergency kit for my car, you know the standard blanket, food, rope, tarp, knife, shovel and so on. I'm looking for suggestions for an axe to throw into this kit. I'm looking for something that can replace a large survival knife but can still handle falling smaller trees. I currently have a Gransfors Bruks Small Foresters Axe and I love it, but the price to get another one seems a little high for something that's just gonna sit in the car.....I guess it could act as a back up bushcraft axe if I forget the GB at home..

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    thought about cold steel tomahawks?

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    The Fiskars X7 is a great little axe for around $25. I have one in my Jeep.

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    the x7 is handy, but I prefer the x15, as it gives you a bit more haft to swing with. Its a fantastic axe for the price.

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    I hacked a path through 12" pine trees after this guy tore up all sorts of stuff near the house.
    All I had was a Craftsman Hatchet and a Bolo Machete.

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    My wife quit asking me why I kept an axe and machete under the Jeeps back seat...LOL
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    I keep an Estwing hatchet in the car, just because it is so durable and foolproof.

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    I have a Fiskars X7 and it's a decent little axe.
    But I keep a saw in my car. I had an Arkan-Saw, which is a takedown bow saw with metal, wood, and meat cutting blades that all goes inside an 18"x1" steel tube.
    It works pretty well. I've recently replaced it with a cheap "E-Limb-Inator" folding saw that was $8 .
    It works really well for small trees and removing limbs. Pair that with a decent, inexpensive machete and you're GTG for a lot of things.
    I keep the saw in the car in case I come across downed trees while I'm on the back roads I tend to enjoy and it's generally far quicker and more efficient than an hatchet/hand axe for little jobs.

    Tapatalk ate my spelling and grammar.

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    I keep a hand saw and an axe... the fiskars are a nice cheap option or just ebay an old boys axe head and rehaft a hadle to your length preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Therealredding View Post
    I am putting together an emergency kit for my car... I'm looking for suggestions for an axe to throw into this kit....
    I keep this in the truck:

    Ontario "SPAX"



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    The Fiskar seems like a good choice, I can grab it from almost any where. Just for more options.....how good words for Cold Steel axes?

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