Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or an occasional camper, the right tools can mean the difference between comfort and a miserable outing and even life and death. When packing for a hike, sailing, or canoe trip, I make sure I have the right equipment. One of the most important and yet often forgotten items on a trip is a good knife.
I grew up in a family of fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. My dad gave each of us our own pocket knives when we were about 8 years old.