There’s a debate among bushcrafters, survivalists and other outdoor enthusiasts about which is a better tool in the field, a fixed-blade camp knife or a hatchet. Each has its proponents, with big knives probably taking the edge for all-around utility. But for sheer chopping power nothing beats a hatchet. Sure, a large knife can baton firewood or curl up some feather sticks for fire-making, but try hacking down a meat pole, splitting a round of hardwood, or driving tent stakes. Take a look at these options for selecting this essential camp tool.