In our continuing series on the 10 Hiking Essentials we’ll be focusing on each one and offering some suggestions on equipment we’ve used and can recommend. The fifth post in the series of 10 Hiking Essentials is “Pocket Knife or Multi-Tool“.
As part of your 10 Essentials it’s recommended to pack along a multi-tool or a good pocket knife with a quality blade. In an emergency you can use the blade for cutting branches when building a shelter or fire. A multi-tool is recommended because it also includes other tools and attachements that will come in handy not just on your hikes but around the home too.
We recommend the Leatherman SIDEKICK.
This handy pocket-sized tool has all the features you need to get your project done, at a fraction of the cost. The handy, outside-accessible blades mean you can open the knife with just one hand and rounded handles make getting a grip around their all-new, spring-action jaws easy and very comfortable. Stainless steel and backed by a 25-year warranty.
Available at your local outdoor store or these fine online retailers:
Up next in the Beginner Hiking Essentials Series is Shelter. Until then, happy hiking!