Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Topic Options
#288632 - 04/06/18 09:33 PM A small knife gets used...
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2326
Of all the choices I have, its the smallest knife that I carry that's the one that gets used.

Top
#288651 - 04/08/18 02:39 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4914
Loc: SOCAL
The reason itís used is because itís carried. If you carried a bigger knife, youíd use that one instead. Now, if you carry more than one knife, which one do you use - big, small, most appropriate?

Top
#288654 - 04/08/18 03:48 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: Russ]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6580
Loc: southern Cal
I grab the handiest and most convenient. I was perfectly happy with a Swiss Army Knife, until Leatherman came along with good decent pliers to add to the mix.

Today a skeletool is a good blend of size, number of tools, and convenience - carried most of the time, along with a PS4..
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#288655 - 04/08/18 04:29 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: TeacherRO]
Montanero Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1404
Loc: North Carolina
Available, accessible, appropriate to the task

Top
#288657 - 04/08/18 06:00 PM Re: A small knife gets used... [Re: TeacherRO]
Tjin Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1731
Things that are easy to carry as used more often. For everyday that are things like my SAK and Nitcore Tube.

But i also have a small toolbag for quick fixes, makes things quicker and easier, so more things are fixed quicker.

This also apply's to most other things; from work, hobbies (climbing, MTB, skiing, etc). If it's small and light, more likely to bring it with me and actually be usefull.

Having items that are to bit or complicated are just adding logistical stress (both in my private and proffesional life).
_________________________


Top



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 239 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
jackmiller, DaveL, Dale, rac, Boris
5266 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Arizona Mine Rescue
by DaveL
Yesterday at 09:40 PM
Folder for Opening Boxes
by hikermor
Yesterday at 03:18 PM
Time Capsule
by Jeanette_Isabelle
10/18/18 04:32 PM
Florida residents desperate for food and shelter
by hikermor
10/17/18 11:02 PM
Best use of time, money
by quick_joey_small
10/16/18 07:54 PM
get a cheap laptop
by TeacherRO
10/16/18 05:45 PM
I'm Not Coming Home
by Jeanette_Isabelle
10/14/18 05:49 PM
Winter preps -- Time for the switch over
by dougwalkabout
10/12/18 03:01 AM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.