For camping and survival, fire is chief among the essentials. You need it to boil your drinking water, and to cook your food. To keep warm at night and in the cold, and the smoke fends off nocturnal predators. You need two things for a fire: fuel, and ignition. The Shadow Ops Tactical Axe series has you covered on both. An heavy duty axe and a firestarer made of high temperature sparking ferrocerium. Shadow Ops is the ultimate maker of tactical tools and this is no exception. With a steady weight all around, even though it is heavy duty, the extremely durable ABS Plastic handle keeps the axe lightweight so it can be carried anywhere. The blade is razor sharp and is ready for limbs, thin trees and brush. When you’ve gathered enough wood, you can strike the included fire starter to start the most essential part of camping: the fire. The protective case that it comes with it has velcro and two buttons keep it firmly in place. The axe is available in 3 colors including green, black, and earth tone.