Paddling Magazine is a great resource for anyone who likes to kayak or canoe. They cover all aspects of trip camping, from gear to locations and skills.
One of the more controversial pieces of camp equipment is the axe. And more importantly what type of axe.
We have always instructed the youth about how to show respect for knives, saws and axes, and that as a group we do keep these pieces of useful equipment with us at camp.
The linked article below talks about a number of reasons why the axe is a valuable tool when used properly.
These articles are written by the leaders of 1st Clarington BPSA. They are based on more than 40 combined years of outdoor leadership, and more than 60 years of Scouting/Guiding experience.