More about me
Way back when I was 16 or so, my father gave me my first jackknife. He told me to keep it in my pocket because I never knew when I would need it. I think he was sad to never have had a son to teach about pocket knives. He gave my sisters one too. I don’t think they use theirs.
Well I listened to him and to this day I still carry the same jackknife in my pocket. Believe it or not I do use it several times a day. I cut bailing twine, pull slivers, turn screws, and who knows what else I do with it. I think at this point I would be lost without it. I also carry a tube of Burt’s Bees.
My “girl” friends think this very odd and always tease me about it. I smile and tell them I think it odd they carry makeup and 100 other things in their purse every where they go. I have a “purse” actually it’s more like a wallet with a strap to carry cash and my id. That’s it, nothing huge or fancy. On day trips I will pack up my backpack with my first aid kit and an extra jacket and maybe a snack or two.