In preparation for my 3 day backcountry trip to Killarney Provincial Park Ontario Parks, I sought out the perfect tool to chop wood with. I had recently bought a Sven Saw and loved it but that was for sawing wood and sometimes you needed a chopping tool when in the woods. As I have been following the #woodsexplorer since day one, not being one of the successful candidates, but still very interested in the adventure of it all, I had seen a viable option for a backcountry axe in a video I saw posted on the Woods Canada Facebook page.
Basically, Melba and Adam had a mishap with their paddles and missing one, had to create it from scratch out of wood. Adam used a small axe and upon asking what it was, I was told it was this .
So, I figured I should give it a try? If it’s good enough for making a kayak paddle from wood, then it should be good enough for me to use to chop wood, right?
Upon arrival in Killarney to our backcountry site, my friend Steph and I were delighted to discover the previous tenants of our site had left us a pile of wood to use. Unfortunately, but to my advantage in this case, many of the pieces were far too large to use in the small fire pit we had. I pulled out my mini pick axe and gave it a go! The axe is very small but very mighty. It chopped through the wood incredibly easily and quickly and I was very impressed with it! I used it several times throughout the following days in the backcountry for similar jobs and was very satisfied with the axe’s performance. The axe is very compact, has a nice grip on the handle, it comes with a cover to store it in your pack without slicing through other things in your bag and was very economically priced! I would definitely recommend this axe if you are in need of a product such as this for your next outdoor adventure!
Photo Credit: Stephanie Mercier
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