Much of what I write is about wilderness survival. This time I want to stretch my usual definition of survival. The issue here is the EDC or the “every day carry” knife. Not a day goes by that I don’t pop a knife into my pocket before leaving home. My EDC is typically a light folder and such a knife has served me just fine for many years.
As an outdoor education and history teacher/coach for 35 years, I have used my knife in some unusual situations. For example, I once had to cut a student’s hair that got tangled in a figure eight descender while rappelling. I used a Gerber LST for that. Another time the game warden decided not to drop a fresh roadkill deer at my home, but instead he brought it to me at school. To the delight of some of the students and to the dismay of others, I gutted and skinned the deer with my SAK Soldier on the spot.