For me, axe and saw are not either/or, but both; just a matter of which ones. For three seasons where I live, I could do well with my folding saw and a tomahawk or GB WH, even spending a lot of time ( weeks or even months) in the woods. For winter up here -- late November through early March -- I'll take my larger triangular saw (blade folds into handle, attaches with thumbscrew -- spacing its name right now) plus a GB SFA. Building a decent long fire (6' logs stacked up pretty high against a backframe) is much easier with a larger axe than a hatchet. (In the taiga in serious winter, when temps dip into the double negative digits F, a long fire may use an entire spruce tree in one night.) Of course, that's me the hiker talking. If I had a cabin like you, I'd have one set that works for all seasons, like your Trento and a larger saw.