15 Uses of a Pocket Knife

A pocket knife may be used for countless daily tasks. A clean sharp blade allows the pocket knife to function as and use for:

  1. An utility blade.
  2. A box opener
  3. Opening letters and packages
  4. Peel and slice fruit and vegetables
  5. Used in lieu of a fork
  6. Removing splinters
  7. Cutting grass trimmer line, rope and twine
  8. Cleaning dirt from under your fingernails
  9. Whittling woods for artistic or survival purposes
  10. Scaling fish
  11. Cut tags off new items
  12. Sharpen a carpenter’s pencil
  13. Cut the stuck pant leg out of a bicycle chain
  14. A heated blade can be used as a sterile implement
  15. The blade itself can be used for reflection of the sun (signaling purposes)

Pocket knives are not usually designed for fighting. Pocket knives are almost always cutting knives, not stabbing knives. However it’s better than nothing.

A good pocket should be one of your everyday carry item where it is legal to carry on,Swiss_Army_Fieldmaster_16-tool_Pocket_Knife

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This morning I was just about to open up a new Miswaak package and I thought to myself that this might be of interest to some of you urban peppers who like fresh breath and your survivalist who wish or need to save their water but want to practice healthy oral hygiene.

I started using a Miswaak when I was station in the Middle East and have been using one regularly. I never thought of it as a tool for surviving until after reading some articles on long-term water storage.



The Miswaak is a tree-twig used for brushing and cleansing the teeth is made from a twig of the Arak tree (Salvadora persica).  The chemical and phytochemical analysis of Salvadora persica, there is carbohydrates and/or trimethylamine; an alkaloid which may effectively be salvadorine; chlorides; sulfur; terpenes; vitamin C; glycosides; large amounts of fluoride and silica; small amounts of tannins, saponins, flavonoids and sterols.

 While there are many written medical benefits for using a Miswaak I primary use it a supplement toothbrush and breath freshener.  Because it is hard to get to a toothpaste and toothbrush after a meal sometimes. A Miswaak maybe a good addition for your EDC.

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SwissCard Classic

SwissCard Classic

My every day carry card for my wallet is a Victorinox  SwissCard Classic

The card that I carried is the SwissCard Classic by Victorinox.  There is also another card by Victorinox SwissCard Lite which has a little light.  I purchase the Classic because I have several sources of light on my person and in my bags.  If you every have your flashlight go out on you while you are in a cave than you will understand why I carry at least three source of lights on me at all time.

I detoured from the subject – sorry.

Anyway, what you are seeing in the photo are:

  • Scissors
  • Small blade
  • Pen
  • Tweezers
  • Toothpick
  • Nail file with a small screwdriver
  • Needle Pin
  • 7.5cm ruler

On the other side is an imprinted 3inches ruler.

I actually use all the tools except the tweezers and needle pin every day.  That is my second pen which can be order. The ink is blue though.

EDC usefulness: 5 out of 5

For emergency usefulness:  3 out of 5



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Wallet Dump

Portion of the Content of my Wallet

Wallet Dump

My EDC wallet dump…. any “positive” suggestion out there?  I actually carry two wallets. The one you are looking at is the rear pocket.

  • Wet Ones (antibacterial) Hand wipes
  • Laminated ICE (In Case of Emergency) Contact card
  • Funds
  • Insurance and Drug Discount Cards
  • Pre-paid gift cards
  • Sterilize Gauze
  • Alcohol pad
  • Band aids
  • Lens cleaner
  • SwissCard


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A Pocket Dump

A Pocket Dump

The wallet is 29 years old and I think I will do a wallet dump later. What you don’t see is my phone, and my Legends.

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