Great article, sound advice. I like to carry a bigger knife like the Cold Steel Bushman and then a lighter knife like my Mora for the small stuff.
An axe is amazing, I love how much time it can save you when setting up camp or building primitive shelters but I usually skip it because of the weight and take a folding saw. Im a bit picky about weight though because I want to move quickly (also when I go hiking).
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")