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Nice Needles: 7 Best Camping Knives for Outdoor Utility

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* Make the most of your journey with the right survival tools
* These efficient knives take up very little space and are must-haves when you’re in pinch
* Plan ahead for your next trip the smart way by choosing the right blade

Planning on hitting the great outdoors this fall? You’ll probably want to pack light. Sure, a pocketknife will do the job, but sometimes you need a little more versatility when it comes to your outdoor gear.

From utility kits to Bowie knives, check out our picks for the best outdoor blades.

1. Tac Force Assisted Folding Steel Knife

This folding knife/EMT tactical opening tool is a great and inexpensive blade to keep in your backpack or car. With a three-inch stainless steel serrated blade and durable aluminum handle and built-in seat belt cutter, this rescue knife is a must-have.

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2. Outdoor Tanto Knife with Fire Starter

This beautiful tanto knife is every survivalist’s best kept secret. At a little over four millimeters thick, the three-inch blade is extremely durable. Plus, the nylon wristlet, reinforced sheath and an emergency fire starter kit make this one survival knife you don’t want to leave at home.

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3. Camping Utensil and Bottle Opener Set with Storage Case

Because there’s nothing worse to sitting down to a nice meal around the campfire only to realize you forgot the utensils, this stainless steel fork, knife and spoon camping utensil is great to have and takes up very little space. It also comes with a built-in can opener so you can cook those beans without having to spend countless hours trying to open the can.

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4. MTech Fixed Blade Hunting Knife, Black Bowie Style

This beautiful Bowie features a 5-1/2-inch stainless steel blade and a beautiful black nylon fiber sheath. The textured handle helps with grip-ability, and the black titanium-coated 440 stainless steel blade also features a saw back top for a little extra cutting power.

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5. Tactical Flashlight & Multifunctional Knife

This knife/flashlight kit includes a 220mm foldable stainless steel knife and an extra powerful portable flashlight. The knife itself includes a tactical handle which can be used as both a hammer and bottle opener, while the flashlight includes five different light modes and solid, waterproof build.

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6. Freehawk Multifunctional Knife

This versatile blade includes an extra-bright LED light, belt cutter and a flintstone. The handle is also designed to work as a hammer, which is proven to crack through car windows. At a little under 21 cm long, this portable blade is ideal to use during your outdoor adventures.

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7. Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife

Gerber and Bear Grylls teamed up to bring you extra sharp survival knife. The carbon blade features a serrated edge, making it easier to cut through harsh wires, branches and cables. With an ergonomic textured grip and a stainless steel pommel, this is one blade Grylls should be proud of.

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