Sharp tools have been utilized since the beginning of time by man in early civilizations for survival and are still much appreciated today. Instead of needing it for daily hunting of game and building your shelter. You’ll more than likely be using it as an outdoors man and using your knife in the field or maybe a set of quality butcher knives in your kitchen. There is a quiet fascination with the practicality and protection that knives offer. Hailed as the weapon of choice in many action movies. EDC knives have a wide range of functions from being collector’s items. To performing everyday tasks such as opening boxes and letters, to pure survival functions. Whatever your reason for owning a knife, you are sure to walk away with a greater appreciation of your tool, after reading this.
So what exactly is an EDC Camping Knife?
An EDC, or every day carrying backpacking knife is a tool that is carried on a daily basis to assist in various functions from practical everyday activities to self defense. Each individual chooses their particular knife based on length, blade type, design, clip orientation and tactical or non-tactical features. The size and versatility of an EDC knife, makes it both easy to use and convenient to carry just about anywhere.
In an outdoor emergency situation, a knife can be used to free yourself from entanglements such as a jammed seat belt or tangled trees, vines, or bushes. An everyday carry knife can come in handy on fishing and boating trips for cutting underwater entanglements, tangled fishing lines, and hooks. A knife can also be used in a hostage situation to cut rope and free hostages.
A handy pocket knife can be used in an outdoor emergency for hunting, fishing, cracking open acorns and other nuts and seeds, and cutting berries and fruit. A knife can also be used to carve eating utensils and dishes.
A knife can be used to dig for water holes in the mud or snow, and to cut open cactus, trees, and other plants for water.
A knife can be used to shave and kindle wood trimmings from nearby trees. you can also build a fire for food, warmth, and a rescue signal.
A knife’s shiny edge can be used as a reflector in the sun to signal to rescue vehicles. It can also be used to mark messages on trees, mud, and open fields for rescue teams to see. You can also use a knife to mark trees and paths in the woods, to keep you from getting lost.
A sharp knife can be used for cutting bandages, clothes for tourniquets, and remove splinters, ticks, and leeches. A knife can also be used to seer and seal open wounds and gashes. Cut open wounds to release toxins and poisons, and perform emergency amputations. A knife can even be used to help a mother in labor give birth.
A handy knife can be used to dig burrows out of mud hills and snow piles for sleeping shelters. It can also be used as a hammer and a screwdriver to assemble other forms of shelters.
Protection and Self-Defense
A knife can be your protection in the wilderness against an angry bear, a wild boar, a charging rattlesnake, wolves, and maybe even a family of cannibals!