One can separate a pure rescue blade and traditional SAKs. It is no point for further writing about this because if you study SAKhome.com then you will understand.
The epitome of Swiss Army Knives is helpful tools in the everyday, at work or in the outdoors. On the internet you can find stories with these knives and functions saving lives, time and preventing damage on equipment. There is
no point doubting these knives at all because they been there and done that.
When you learn to use SAKs, study and use them then you can also become an expert. For me it is not just the
knife blade that is the key. It is every function and details on them that can be the difference between just knowing and specializing. Every function on them is very important because I know that both Companies in history made and incorporated details and
functions for it to be able to become a more versatile instrument. This is a very important factor for why we get the evolution on the tools.
Survival is just a little interesting new interest
that I know the SAKs will fit perfectly into. There is comfort just to bring such tools with you. There will be much more comfort when you know what every function can be used for and how. A person that brings tools is aware that one never knows when you are
going to need it. A person that Brings tools with good intentions and know what every function can be used for could become a resource.
When people see a triangle some automatically understand
that it is important. Some people may actually see a triangle and back away and say this is not for me. This is also a factor that people should understand in a good way. It cost so very little to become just a bit aware.
People are forgetting basic abilities and this is also the case with tools. It is not necessary to go to advanced survival school to become a valuable resource. When people read and watch programs about survival in
the wilderness then you automatically become aware about important things there. Survival in the wilderness and in areas I am talking about could be two completely different worlds. Most people will experience
survival close to your home and in areas with other people.
One must look at what causes people to die and then you will understand that maybe I should bring a Tollekniv, SAKs, Leatherman
or other products when I am in the outdoors.
One example on what causes tragic deaths every year is when people are walking on the ice. There are so many near accidents as well that this
should be taken far more seriously. It is very strange in my opinion and it is evidence about what the comfort is with what people are used to. If you use the triangles on top then it would hardly be any problem. SAKs alone may not be sufficient to get out
from the water if you fall through. All the other things combined may save you. A person that set intention and are aware will understand that if I fall through I will know how to get out. Maybe use your Swiss Army Knife at home and make ice picks or buy some
to bring along.
What about people that sees a person going through the ice. What do you do? It is many times not enough to call for rescue because time is important. Shock and hypothermia
sets in very quickly. If you go out yourself on the ice then what could happen? That is why people should become aware what to bring along when you are in such environments. One thing you can do is to cut a long and large branch to distribute weight and get
it out to the person in the water. People get weak very fast when cold. Ice can be difficult to predict and some places can be much stronger. Rope can also be very useful. To try to get the person relaxed can be easier said than done.
If you set good intentions then you will probably not walk on the ice when it is not safe. Comfort is a very dangerous factor if you are not experienced. It usually goes well but when it does not what then? If you set good intentions
then you will probably walk around instead and therefore no accidents will happen. If you are prepared for walking on the ice then it could be different.
Current and formations of the river
can cause holes in the ice in rivers and lakes. Things going on at the bottom may also influence it.