I originally bought this axe because I thought it would be the right size to strap on my bugout bag. It is a little big for that purpose, but it would be a great camp axe. I'm a small guy, 136lbs, and I can wield this axe with one hand, it is also large enough for me to wield comfortably with 2 hands. For a bigger person this axe would probably be perfect to strap on your bugout bag. Being a smaller guy I would leave this axe in camp, use it to take down small trees and splitting logs. I have the smaller E24A on order to strap to my bugout bag.