Very few people realize just how valuable folding saws can be in a bug out bag or just to have on a backpacking or camping trip. A lot of emphases is placed on how important it is to have an ax or a hatchet. This praise is well-deserved, as we've used variations of axes for tens of thousands of years.
When you perfect a tool, you don't need to step up from that. However, folding saws offer an energy-efficient way to cut down firewood, build shelters and shape sticks for tools.
If you've ever relied on an ax for cutting down a log into manageable sizes for firewood, you know just how exhausting it can be. Plus there's the danger of missing your target and swinging the bit into your foot or leg. Using a good saw also uses a lot less of the body's energy, and you'll find yourself huffing and puffing a lot less. There's a smaller chance of hurting yourself, too.
If you want to know what folding saws are the best to pack, and which perform best for their task, check out the video on the next page.