Of all the tools you could get your hands on for your prepper lifestyle, it almost goes without saying that an ax or a hatchet should be right up there at the top of your list.
While many, if not most, survivalists will say that a solid knife should be your most important purchase and should always be with your bug out gear, you would actually be far better off packing a trusted hatchet. Why?
A hatchet can be used for anything a knife can, and more. A hatchet can be used to fell trees, skin animals, craft shelters, pound stakes, and pretty much everything else out there in the wilderness.
On top of that, a hatchet will likely last through many more sharpenings than most knives, due to it starting with more metal in the first place.
So how should you start your tool shopping decision? Start with this awesome video after the break.