Lollipop wrote:bbop wrote:I'm looking at getting an ax.
Axes while camping scare me. I grew up using one and have never had an accident with one, but when someone does have an accident with an ax, you need care beyond what most of us are trained to handle. A bow saw will do most things an ax will do, only better and safer.
And is a lot lighter and more portable than an axe as well. I agree with lollipop here. When I am volunteering on trail maintenance crews, every once and a while you see a guy with an axe, and I give him a wide berth. A bow saw is safer, easier to carry, and you can get more work done with it because it doesn't fatigue you as fast as swinging an axe.