Being a big fan of Vintage anything (mostly because I qualify as vintage myself ) I've read a lot of the writings by Mors, Kephart, and Nessmuck among other lesser discussed favorites of traditional woodsmen. I doubt that I'm alone in thinking that those men got along quite well with the gear that they carried and wrote about mostly because that's all they had, however, todays outdoorsman has a great deal of much more practical gear such as polymer fabrics that are much warmer and more water resistant than wool, Nylon for packs and tarps that are a lot lighter and easier to care for, And more modern camp cookware like Stainless Steel, Anodized Aluminum, and Titanium has all but replaced heavier steel and cast iron cookware. My kit is a mix of Vintage and modern, Traditional and Practical, I still enjoy my waxed cotton and canvas packs, still carry traditional slip joint pocket knives, but use BCO nylon tarps and poncho, and there's usually a flint & steel kit in my pack, and I rarely go into the woods without a good quality folding saw. I don't usually carry an axe, when I do it's usually a forged hawk or a hatchet, and that's one of those things that old Nessmuck and I disagree on, personally I don't see any practical advantage to carrying a camp or bag axe with a double bit, I do agree that his "Trio" of pocket knife, fixed blade, and hatchet are a great combination that will fill just about all of a woodsman's cutting tool needs. I much prefer a polled hawk or a hatchet of about a pound and a quarter or less head, single bit with a hammer poll, it's a lot more useful and there's a lot less danger accidently cutting ones self than using a small double bit hatchet, while a small Nessmuck styled axe may look cool IMHO they aren't as practical as a traditional single bit.