EXPLORING THE VARIETY OF SURVIVAL’S #1 TOOL
Savor this selection of edged tools.
Unquestionably, the number-one tool/weapon for any survivalist would be a knife. Although some people might debate this for certain circumstances, this statement stands true for a multitude of reasons. First, a knife acts as a multifunctioning tool. It can carve diverse shapes, such as a spoon or fork, from irregular chunks of wood. It can sharpen and notch saplings to construct animal traps, an overnight shelter or a makeshift fishing pole or spear. When fire is needed, it can be used to create sparks with a companion ferro rod or other metallic fire-starter. Its uses are diverse and numerous when it’s go time. In addition, a knife is also a personal defensive and offensive weapon. Silent, maneuverable and deadly, a sharpened knife at your side can aid you during an unprovoked attack from either man or beast. And, when starvation is knocking at your door, a knife will help you secure sustenance from both the plant and animal kingdoms. As diverse as their uses, knives are available in extremely varied forms and materials. They differ in length, size, shape, weight, components and a number of other factors. Your job is to find the best knife, or knives, to fit your particular needs. Luckily for you, there are plenty of good ones from which to choose.