There are many tools we use and rely on for survival. With so many options to choose from, it's tough to pinpoint which is the best or most useful. However, it can somewhat be gauged by a number of extra uses it has or its amount of multi-usefulness.
And there are few survival tools out there as multi-use as the classic survival knife. Despite being much smaller and arguably weaker than many of their fellow survival tools, they make up for it by having many more uses, unlike most other tools which usually have only one or two uses.
When it comes to almost any survival knife, I'm sure you can think of many uses they have. However, did you know they're even more multi-use than designed. Yes, they already can do a ton of things, but if you get creative, they can do even more. It's quite shocking, to think they're so versatile.
These folks show us several awesome extra survival uses for survival knives, things most of us haven't even thought of. Many of them seem nearly impossible, but they can easily be done! Get ready to learn how!
Check out some odd but genius extra uses for your survival knife, thanks to our friends at Survival Frog Blog.
Start a Fire
First, you can use your knife to collect tinder and wood. Next, you can either construct a bow drill or strike the blade of your knife against a stone to produce sparks.
This method can take some practice, but once you have it down, the sparks will get caught in the tinder which will hold the heat and let you build a roaring fire.
Some knives also include built-in fire making tools like the Survival Neck Knife by M-Tech. This knife has a sheath with two Ferro rods you can use to produce sparks.
Build a Shelter
Once you have a fire going, you can use your survival knife to help build a shelter. You can use a knife to cut cordage, dig small holes, and even to chop down trees.
Obviously, a tool like a saw or a survival axe is much better suited for cutting down trees, but you can use a knife in an emergency. Check out the video below to see this method in action.
Your survival knife can also make other tools for you.
You can use it to sharpen the end of a stick to create a spear or stake. A sharp spear can be used for defense or hunting purposes, and stakes help keep your shelter in place.
Signal for Help
If your survival knife has a high-gloss blade, you can use this reflective surface to send an SOS signal.
So, it's shocking, but your survival knife really can do so much more! Better put it to use more often. To see more great survival tips and tricks, please visit Survival Frog Blog.
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