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Survival hatchet

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in this instructable you will learn how to make a hatchet that could save your life in a survival situation. it could chop small trees for a shelter, it could make firewood, extremely useful. i hope you like it!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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the materials you will need in this project is all stuff you can find in the woods. 

1. A good, strong short stick
2. some cord (any cord works fine)
3. a strong sharp rock

Tools
1. another hard rock
2. a knife (optional, but very helpful.)

Step 2:

in this step, what you want to do is split the wood , not all the way, but to about the middle. you can do this any way you want. i used a sharp rock and pounded it down.
 the next thing you will do is tie some cord around the end of the split. (see picture.)

Step 5:

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now you have a survival hatchet! you can chop small trees. the other end also works as a hammer. feel free to customize or add a grip!
nancyjohns8 months ago
Say, doesn't that look EXACTLY like the neolithic ax that you did??
danfroot (author)  nancyjohns8 months ago
the neolithic axe instructable was a preview of this.
OK.
EmcySquare9 months ago
...for the caveman inside everyone of us!
meseta9 months ago
dan, I have to say that this is possibly my favourite instructable ever. I've favourited this and I've featured this on our new DIY/project/mod site: http://modthat.com/ (link to article: http://modthat.com/survival-hatchet/).  Keep up the good work.
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