Everyone needs a knife sharpener because no matter how careful you are, when you use your knife in the field, it is going to get dull. I don’t care how expensive, or high tech your knife is, using a knife will eventually dull the blade.
What does this mean for the prepper? You have some choices. You can carry a ceramic stone and sharpen your blade . . . or you can carry a basic little sharpener that will make the job simply, quick and easy. I guess you know what I choose.
I purchased Smith’s Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener a few months ago and have used it quite a bit. Not that my blades were super dull, mind you, but I wanted to learn how to use it properly and run it through its paces before I had to use it out in the field, while hiking, or in an emergency situation