Though the ax is one of the first tools created by humans, practically no humans today even own one. Modern life has made them largely obsolete — that is, until you leave the city and have need of one. Luckily for us, Coleman makes some fine axes, like the Camp Axe pictured above, for cheap.
We like the Camp Axe because it’s a basic, no frills, steel-headed axe. For around $15 you can throw one in the shop or in with your gear and have it ready when you need to cut down a tree or make firewood in that caveman kind of way. Even if you’re just taking the 4×4 out for the weekend, this little axe might be handy to have around for cutting down that bush or tree you’ve managed to hang the Jeep on.
A good axe is much like a good knife: carrying one around seems a bit silly, till you have to have one. Once you need it and don’t have it, you won’t be without it again. Remember, you’ve got it easy. You can buy one at the local sporting goods store — way easier than carving the handle from a tree and chipping flint into an axe head.