Trailblazer Tip #3: Always Carry Your Pocketknife

Let’s go back in time Pioneers, back to the age of about 10 when our fathers, uncles, grandfathers, etc. gave us our first glimpse of real trust when they rewarded us with our very first pocketknife. It may seem trivial now, but we’re placing a pretty high wager on the fact that your little 10-year old self was bursting at the seams with excitement. A pocketknife is the ultimate symbol of courage, adventure, and excitement, and when our elders finally deemed us responsible enough to have one, was a day we will remember forever. And when they handed it to us they made sure that two things stuck in our heads, one being: Be careful with that thing, and the other being our Trailblazer Tip for this week: Always carry your pocketknife.


Obviously pocket knives are useful for the usual cutting of rope, string, wire, and cables. But there are many other creative uses for our favorite handy-dandy tool that may have slipped your mind. So, here are 10 reasons to always carry your pocketknife:

  1. It can act as a can opener or bottle opener
  2. Remove pesky splinters
  3. Doubles as a staple remove
  4. Even use it as a door stop
  5. Unscrew those teeny screws & pry out batteries
  6. Add a new hole to your belt (Good for you, finally taking care of that gut)
  7. Cut into fruits, veggies, or meat with it (the true hunter and gatherer that you are!)
  8. Use it as a paperweight
  9. Cut away unwanted nuisances 
  10. Open just about anything

Life is full of unexpected twists, turns, and little surprises. Always having your pocketknife will just help you navigate through them a little more easily. So take your father’s advice and always be prepared by carrying your pocketknife, you never know, you might need a little help breaking into that second bottle of Lost Republic!