So, the weather’s getting nice, you’re tired of being indoors, and you want to set foot into the great outdoors, get a little dirt on your hiking boots instead of staring at your phone screen while the world descends into chaos. But if you’re going hiking or backpacking, you’ve got to make sure you have the proper gear. It’s a big wild world out there, and as they say – if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. You’re going to need a good pair of boots and socks, food, water, proper protection from the elements including sunscreen, a first-aid kit, a compass and a map, a light or headlamp, firestarter, and shelter. Oh, and a knife. Hiking is one of the most knife-dependent activities out there, from food prep to whittling or preparing kindling to first aid or as a firestarter.
In this buyer’s guide we’ll be looking at the best knives to take hiking or backpacking. The concept of a backpacking knife seems similar but is quite different from a camping or hunting knife, due to the potential use case as well as the general requirements that taking a knife backpacking entails.
Yes it is a listicle, but a well done one. I actually am familiar with every knife on this list. Didn’t see any real throwaways.