Swiss Army Knife Outdoor Uses

One of the best things about Swiss Army Knives is that they’re incredibly versatile. They can be used for everyday tasks such as cutting open boxes and mail and are also a key accessory during hunting, fishing, and camping trips in the great outdoors. Even in a survival situation, these tools have the potential to be life-saving. In this post, we’re going to focus on the latter types of Swiss Army Knife uses.

Why are these knives such an essential outdoor tool? It’s simple: Swiss Army Knives are multi-function tools that pack so much into something so little. Models have more than 20 functions, including blades, screwdrivers, wire strippers, can openers, reamers, filers, wrenches, corkscrews, and scissors. And because they’re so small, they can conveniently fit into backpacks, pockets, and more for easy transportation purposes!

Here’s a look at some of the key outdoor utility knife uses:


When you’re ready to cast a line out in the water, make sure you have your Swiss Army Knife with you. These are among the best fishing knives to carry, and they come in handy for a variety of different tasks when you’re out on the boat away from shore or just casting off the dock. For example:

  • Use the scissors or knife blade to cut the fishing line that you thread into your fishing pole. Is your line snagged or not casting right? Use the same scissors or knife tool to cut the line at problem spots and make a quick fix.
  • Use pliers to help dislodge any hooks from the fish you reel in. Pliers can also help remove hooks that fish may have swallowed without causing harm to the animal.
  • If you’re feeling particularly handy, you can even use the blade to prepare any fish that you’ve caught for dinner!


The multitude of tools packed into the small footprint of a Swiss Army Knife permits essentially endless options when you’re out in the woods camping, like using the can opener tool to open cans and prepare food over the fire to cut thread and wire to pitch a tent.

It can even be used to cut through wood to help make a shelter. Yes, the uses are essentially endless when you’re out camping. Just think of it as a toolbox small enough to fit inside your pocket!


Whether you’re sharpening a spear, the tip of an arrow, or just using this tool to prepare any game that you’ve caught, you can’t go wrong with bringing a Swiss Army Knife out into the blind with you on your next hunt.

And keep in mind that many hunting excursions also involve camping, so you can essentially double-dip on the uses with your Swiss Army Knife to utilize it for many of the tasks discussed in the above section. So make sure this tool is tucked away in your supplies before your next hunting trip — chances are, it will come in very handy.

Survival Situations

Finally, as we noted above, outdoor Swiss Army Knives are potentially life-saving in survival situations. They can be used to hunt small game and for self-defense purposes. These knives can be used to make fires and help prepare food, too. You can sharpen the edges of branches to create spears and arrows for hunting. You can also saw off branches and small trees to make a shelter. Having a knife on hand can be a matter between life and death in any type of survival situation. You can’t go wrong with a Swiss Army Knife.

Contact All Things Swiss Today

For more information on Victorinox Swiss Army Knives and learn more about how they can be utilized in the great outdoors, contact All Things Swiss today! We’re standing by and ready to help you find the perfect knife for wherever your next adventure takes you.