Something of great value that you might want to consider adding to your bug out bag is the survival axe. This small, sharp tool has been helping the human race for countless millennia and might has proven its self to be a life saving device on numerous occasions.
This little tool is a must have if you are panning on building any kind of shelter. It can not only cut down smaller sized trees but can also cut the rope that you might be building your emergency shelter with.
In any situation, you are going to need to keep yourself and possibly others fed. The survival axe is a great tool for killing prey. Because of the fact that the ax is small and handheld, you can also use it for more precise tasks like skinning an animal. You can also use it in the construction of a trap to ensnare a wild animal for dinner.
The main use that people use this type of survival axe for is gathering firewood. A nice sharp axe or hatchet can easily make quick work of any dead trees that happen to be lying around. It will also tear through living trees if you need to do so.
It is used not just for hacking down trees, but you could also use it for self defense. Very few creatures can take a well aimed axe blow to the head which would make you a versatile foe against man or animal.
So remember to add this great little tool to your emergency survival gear and you are definitely going to have an edge over the competition over the competition if anything terrible does happen to befall us.