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Here's the reason to take an axe on an extended trip.... It's safer. The longer the axe, the safer it is. The short arc of the hatchet means it'll hit your body before almost anything else, an axe however, has a better chance of hitting the ground before it hits your body.
Then pick yourself up a copy of Mors Kochanski's Bushcraft and see his diagrams and descriptions of it.
I say, get a boy's axe, one that if holding the head in your palm the handle fits into your armpit.
Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bushcraft-Outdoor-Skills-Wilderness-Survival/dp/1551051222
Not only is it great read, if you take a good knife with you, you'll never be bored
I know I'm late to the game, but here's my contribution.
I do and have used a Mora, actually the same exact knife, essentially as my only fixed blade for about five years (with a backup when I go out alone); the first year as a student at a survival school and the next four as an instructor. My school sells and recommends Moras as well, so I've seen a lot of them and a lot of other knives and I've seen a lot of abuse. I've never seen a Mora break, but I've seen other knives break (Buck, specifically). Recently I've begun carrying another knife that someone made for me as well with my Mora as my backup. Here are my thoughts on your questions:
You should check out:
Cody Lundin 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
Dave Canterbury Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Surviva
Mors kochanski Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival
Lofty Wiseman SAS Survival Handbook: The Definitive Survival Guide
George Washington Sears Woodcraft
Horace Kephart The Book of Camping and Woodcraft: A Guidebook for Those who Travel in the Wilderness
Warren H. Miller The Sportsman's Workshop
I also compelled a list of youtube channels that are worth checking out for another thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bushcraft/comments/40e53a/field_dressing_game_rabbit_for_meat_fur/cytpjd5
And lastly the common sense answer go out and enjoy the wilderness.
I actually picked up a original style wooden Mora after reading this. You can still get the laminated carbon steel/wooden handle full tang Mora at Ragnar's.
It doesn't. If there was an economic meltdown then gold & silver would be as worthless as paper money, people can't eat or shoot with gold. If you are buying gold for an investment then wonderful but if you are looking to survive an economic colapse your money is much better spent on property and guns. Learn how to farm, Learn Bushcraft and buy a few months of food reserves.