n. WTSHTF: Knives, Axes, & Traps (oh my!)

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Knives, Axes, & Traps (oh my!)

A survival knife is your most important tool when caught in a wilderness survival situation.  While it's true that you can probably fashion a knife out of stone, bone, or  scrap metal when you are out in the boonies, there's nothing that compares to the steel blade for its strength, versatility and usefulness.  Look for a "non-folding" fixed blade knife with a full tang, with A2 rated carbon steel.

              Tom Brown Tracker
            Tom Brown Tracker Knife for WTSHTF
There are 2 different versions of the Tom Brown Tracker Knife: The original T1, and the brand new T2 Mini Tom Brown Tracker Knife which has been scaled down for reduced weight and bulk. Tom Brown Jr., the designer of the knife, operates one of the most renowned survival schools in the world. The Tracker Knife is the tool he developed over decades of extended wilderness living.
The Tracker Knife boasts a variety of tools, making it an excellent all purpose blade. Some of the design specs are as follows:
  • Made from 1/4" 1095 High Carbon Alloy
  • Coated in special black traction epoxy for rust proofing
  • 11.5" long overall length
  • 2.5" carving blade
  • 3.5" chopping blade
  • Handles are gray micarta




Check out this great site to purchase traps and 
snares to get grub for your spit.
Snares and Traps for WTSHTF

ESEE Survival Knives

O.A Length: 8 5/16" (Standard Model)
O.A. Length: 8 3/16" (Modified Pommel)
Cutting Edge length: 3 3/8"
O.A. Blade Length: 3 7/8"
Maximum thickness: 1/8"
Weight: 5.2 ounces (Knife Only)
Weight: 9.3 ounces (Knife and Sheath)
1095 Steel - 57 Rc.
Serial Number On Pommel
Standard Equipment: Sheath, MOLLE Locks and Boot Clip

Gransfors Bruks Axes

       Quite Simply The Best Axe/Hatchets out there:
       This axe is the same size as the Hunter's Axe, but has a more traditional pattern and poll. The blade is thin. The handle is long enough to allow powerful chopping but not too long so it will fit into a rucksack, the back of a car or a boat. Practical for splitting small sticks for the fire or cutting small-diameter limbwood for starter fuel in a fireplace.
The axe has a 3 1/4" face and a 19" hickory handle and the head weighs 1 1/2 lb.
It comes with a grain-leather sheath.