Axe, on a daily basis, one use, splitting firewood.
I had one on every camping trip for 50 years. Today, I quit the bonfire, campfire, fireside chat 5 years ago when BC was ravaged by forest fires and the campfire bans came out in earnest. Suddenly for me, the campfire was comparable to smoking. The hazards were so high why bother. So now I carry a shovel and amazingly I use it more than an axe. Mostly to put out fires left "burning" by idiot "campers/overlanders".
I'll add pictures of the idiot campfires I come across everyday. BC has a campfire standard which gets violated every day.
Heres the BC Standard...
Since you asked...Stighly off topic but why does everybody use forks?
Shhhhh! Don’t draw the attention of the spork people! Next thing you know there will be a dissertation posted about how titanium is the only metal and all other alloys are simply aspiring to become titanium.Stighly off topic but why does everybody use forks? I find no use for them. Or spoons. I carry chopsticks. And a mortar and pestle. I can then mush all of my food up and slurp it up like noodles. Steaks are hard but I might as well get some practice before I lose all my teeth.
PS. I have never been out camping with a vehicle without an axe. In 25 years of wandering around the west I can count the trips, aside from trailhead to trailhead camps, where I've not used an axe on one hand. That said, this is one of my favorite threads ever on EP. A bowsaw? Yeah I have one. It's in my kit and I use it to clear the occasional branch. Once every decade or so.