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View Diary: Are YOU ready for disaster? Part 5 of 5 - Conclusion (223 comments)

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  •  a good carbon-steel knife and a quality toolkit (none)
    are what I carry.

    Multi-tools will fail during an actual survival situation.  

    I have a gerber, don't use it anymore, now that I have (and know how to use) a good knife.

    With a good, sturdy knife, you can start fire (with flint/jasper), field-dress game, split firewood, and work wood.  A good knife can be easily sharpened, and will hold up under the stress of continuous use, and is much safer to use than a multi-tool.

    A good toolkit will outlast and out-perform a multi-tool.

    Gerber and leathermen make quality products from good materials; however they will fail under the stresses of an actual survival situation.

    I would not balance my survival with a multi-tool.  I would with a good knife.

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