A saw can be an integral part of an emergency preparedness plan or outdoor survival situation. Efficiently cutting tree limbs can save important energy needed to extend your stay and focus on other tasks. Scissors can be multi functional and shears are excellent outdoor tools for maintaining vegetation growth.
Saws are usually comprised of a serrated blade or some sort of wire or chain with sharp links that face a particular directions. Wire saws are especially safe to use because they are designed in such a way that doesn't cut through skin when mishandled. A chainsaw or hard metal hand saw are better for more serious tasks but must be handled with care.
Multi-function scissors are a great camp tool to carry in your pack. The Coghlans version has up to 12 uses and only costs a few bucks! This handheld cutting implement can slice up anything from cordage (paracord) to thin fabrics and of course hair. Who doesn't need a good hair cut after spending weeks on the trail?
Game shears are great for hunters. Keep a set for a preparedness plan, as self sufficient food procurement can become a major priority at any moment. Shears can also be used for pruning and medical reasons. The blades are particularly sharp, so handle with care!