A collection of links involving their history and practical use.
I own several flavors of tomahawks, my favorite being a Rifleman’s Hawk.
Besides being an exceptional CQ Weapon, they are also an extremely practical piece of kit to have.
It’s not surprising that most all of your early mountain men carried one in their belt.
Some good, basic advice here.
I have lived through 3 Hurricanes and a Winter Storm here in Texas so here is my 2 cents on Genny’s:
Run your Generator for 15 minutes every month.
Use Stabyl to keep your gas fresh (Keep plenty on hand)
If not equipped, install a wheel kit for transportation. They are inexpensive and will save your back.
If there is one area of Preparation that most martial citizens neglect it is trauma medicine. In the coming days of unpleasantness, medical care know how and medical supplies will be a premium asset.
I highly recommend you take some classes from seasoned pro’s like Stuck Pig Medical or Lone Star Medics.