Survival knife in camping

Knives And Wilderness Survival

One of the most important tools that you need to have whenever you are planning a camping, hiking, or any other type of outdoor adventure is a knife.  You can use a knife for many different things such as cutting various things, building a shelter, killing food, as well as protection from other animals.  A knife is also very convenient and lightweight which makes it very easy to carry with you on any types of outdoor adventure.

Make Your Own Knife

There are many different knives that you can take a long with you such as knives at your local outdoor stores.  If you find yourself lost in the woods and needing a handy weapon such as a knife you can also make them yourself in many different ways.

One of the most popular types of homemade knives can be made by stone.  Simply find a stone that is pointed.  Once you have selected the stone you are going to use to create a knife your next step is to lash the stone with either a stick or wood, creating a knife end with the stone.  Another popular knife you can create is a bone knife.  These are very popular amongst survivalist and can be easily created from any type of bone that you can find, such as an animal bone.  After you have a bone you then take a rock or wood and shape it into a pointed knife.  A bone knife can be very useful in making punctures.

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Wood Knife

Another type of knife that you can make when stranded out in the wilderness is a wood knife.  You want to make sure that you choose a type of wood that is hard and dry.  You want to take your piece of wood and use a stone or other type of wood to shape the piece of wood to a pointed end.  A wooden knife is one of the most common choices of weapons to use when stranded in the wilderness, because they are easily created and the materials are literally right at your fingertips.  

You can also make a knife with bamboo.  Bamboo is very easy to shape but still provides a strong point to use as your jagged edge of your knife.  Taking a stone and shaping the knife with a sharp point is very easy to do, that is if you can find a source of bamboo in the area that you are lost in. You can also find metals throughout the wilderness that you can use and have been proven to be very effective in protecting yourself from other predators, as well as building and cutting things.  The metal acts just as a real knife does and if you are lucky enough to find some spare metal around, you can easily shave it down into the shape of a knife with a very sharp point.


Knives have always been a very important and significant tool to have if you are deciding to embark on any type of outdoor trip or adventure and should definitely be an item that is a necessity for your survival backpack.  So make sure the next time you plan on going on a wilderness adventure that you make sure to stop at the store and grab you some reliable wilderness knives or make your own homemade knife through one of the methods described.  You’ll find that a handy knife can be a very valuable tool to have when you are trying to surviving in the outdoors!  

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