Survivalist in training with these SHARPAL tools

Sharpal Knife Sharpener and Survival Tool

Sharpal Knife Sharpener and Survival Tool

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:

  1. 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

  2. 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…



Any #LadyHikers who have tools of the trade they want to rave about?