What happens if, for any reason, you suddenly find yourself stranded or hurt in the middle of nowhere. Is the water safe? Can you build a shelter? Can you get food? Do you know how to navigate? Do you have a knife? What could you do…?
Knives are important tools for survival. What kind of knife should you have?
Your choice, care, and knowledge of knives will enhance the use that you get out of your knife. What style, weight, and steel composition should you consider? Do you know how to sharpen your knife properly? Can you strop it? (sharpen to a razor edge) Not neccessary for survival, but it impresses people who haven’t seen anyone shave with a hunting knife!
AFTER you sharpen the knife, take your belt off and loop it around your leg. The rough underside is what you use. Draw your knife up and down on the leather, being carefull to curl it over the HEAL of the blade as you change directions. Otherwise you will dull it with each pass. Do this untill it can shave the hair off your arm.
Practicing knife safety will enhance your use and enjoyment of your knife as a valuable tool. Using a knife for purposes other than which it was intended invariably leads to the possibility of trouble or injury.