I've been asked why I use tomahawks. When the so called "experts" have said that crowbars and other things make better weapons, why would I use such an old weapon?
First of all, keep in mind most of those "experts" are dead. When the end finally came, all those people who secretly hoped for a zombie apocalypse finally got their wish, and all their rhetoric was good for exactly squat. Second, anyone who claims their way is best or their preps are better than anyone else's is a half wit. Everyone's circumstances are different, and no one's advice is a good thing for all. Go with whats good for you and use some simple common sense. If you haven't got any common sense, no advice will save you.
Back to the 'hawks. Why do I use them? They give me reach, they have both a cutting edge and a hammer side (both good for cracking skulls), they can hook things, and if you practice, you can throw them with good effect.
I think I've finally won the debate with John, but he'll never admit it. He loves his mini pickaxe too much.