Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Seattle, WA, USA.
Interest: Backpacking, cycling, rock climbing, cooking, eating, snowshoeing, general hiking, easy scrambles, photography, mycology
Thanks for illustrating a point, MEC. Lots of people have pocket knives, honestly. Why not use what you have.
I do take an buck open blade (5-inch blade) with me. I use it cleaning fish and for cutting food (I don't like getting the pivots on my folders gummed up with food). It's stashed in with the food and cook gear. The SAK is always in my pocket, and gets used for everything else.
A trip is about the journey as much, if not more than about the destination. What is the joy in reaching your destination if you've ignored everything along the way?
Alex Lowe said it best: "The best climber is the one having the most fun."