This chopper's 34-inch fiberglass handle flexes slightly, adding power and give. Its head was extremely dull, though, which led to dangerous glancing blows. A quick run over a sharpening wheel fixed this. [$35; lowes.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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The Interpreters We Left Behind
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