Survivalist in training with these SHARPAL tools
Raised in the West Texas town of El Paso, I’ve experienced my fair share of “emergency” situations. At the age of 5, I watched a rattlesnake attempt to murder my father, at 10, maybe 11…I ran full fledge into an electric fence meant to keep cattle in, not children out. Much later in life, I removed a dead raccoon from an otherwise delightful summer party.
But that was well before my 30s and hot dammnnn it’s much nicer when you have tools 🧰
Adulting requires safety
This year, I’ve been lucky enough to explore some amazing places, like Pinnacles National Park. When the fine folks with SHARPAL asked what kind of survivalist tool I had…I was like yes, I do need to have one of those…please send to Long Beach, CA.
I’ve been a Big City-dweller for the past decade or so and before this foray back into adventure, I forgot that:
I’m an adult and there will be no ma looking for me once the sun goes down (she would, but it would take her like 12-hours to get there) and
Things can get sideways pretty quickly in nature and I’m 5’1, with T-rex arms.
Everyone should have a survivalist tool, EVERYONE!
I got to test - and boy did I, I was a little underprepared with my map planning - this compass. While this tool is probably better for the fisher in your life, check out these perks:
Tungsten carbide blades for quick edge setting
Ceramic rods for fine honing
Multi-groove sharpening stone for fish hook and pointed tools
Built-in line and cord cutter
Integrated compass for directional travel
However, my #LadyHiker fave is the 6 In 1 Knife Sharpener & Survival Tool. This one comes with a fire started, a fishhook sharpener (that can also double IMHO as a self-defense tool if it turned like that) AND a kick ass emergency whistle, plus these fine features…