Swiss Army Knife Camping and Outdoor Survival Guide Book Review

Hi there, my name is Bryan Lynch, and I am the author of the Swiss Army Knife Camping and Outdoor Survival Guide 101 Tips, Tricks, and Uses. 

I know that is quite the mouthful, but it is a good description because there is a lot of information packed inside this little book. 

This piece of work has kind of been a lifetime in the making for me as it spans decades of using a Swiss Army Knife. 

My journey started many years ago when I received my first pocketknife as a young boy. That knife was a Swiss Army Knife and I took it everywhere with me. Whether that be exploring the outdoors or hunting and fishing with my dad. 

I learned many things with this knife, from starting fires to cleaning wild game, to simply keeping myself busy in the backyard. 

Fast forward a few years through outdoor experiences and newfound interests, such as writing, and I had the recipe for an interesting book I could and wanted to write. 

There are many outdoor survival guides available but none that specifically featured the Swiss Army Knife. I thought the iconic red knife manufactured by Victorinox deserved some spotlight time seeing that it has been used by so many people. 

My hope for the book was to help fan the flames and ignite new interest in the outdoors and survival knowledge by using only the knife I grew up with and loved. 

The lighthearted approach to my writing is an attempt to bring a softer side to a topic that has become very “doom and gloom” in nature. 

It is my opinion that survival skills do not need to be looked upon as something to be used for “end times,” but activities that can be and should be practiced because they are a part of our history as well as the basics of human survival.

My overall hope for the book was to get people involved in the outdoors with gear that is both minimal, incredibly useful, and fun to use. 

If you have never used a Swiss Army Knife, I highly recommend them. They are quality tools that can be used at home, work, or out in the field. 

Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan Pocket Knife
  • Features 12 functions to equip you for everyday adventures including 2.45" large blade, small blade,...

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One of their greatest features is that of usability. Many survival knives are big, heavy, and bulky. This means that only certain people can use them effectively. However, I have seen the same model of a Swiss Army Knife used just as effectively by a six-year-old kid as a thirty-year-old adult.  

There are a lot of great projects in the book that are kid-friendly and fun to practice with others. The book takes you through some of the great models offered by Victorinox, how to care for and sharpen a Swiss Army Knife, and the survival techniques that it can be used for. 

Whether you are a Swiss Army Knife fan, a beginner in the field, or an experienced outdoorsman, I believe this guide can be enjoyed by everyone. 

If you have picked up a copy of this book, I would like to thank you for your support and truly hope it was well received and used. If you have not, then consider adding it to your reading list or giving it as a gift to an outdoors person that you know.

Thank you for reading and I hope you get to know the Swiss Army knife as well as I have because it is truly a great knife. 

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Written by Bryan Lynch

Bryan grew up in the Midwest and spent every waking moment outdoors. Learning how to hunt, fish, read the land, and be self-reliant was part of everyday life. Eventually, he combined his passions for the outdoors, emergency preparedness, and writing. His goal was to spread positive information about this field. In 2019, Bryan authored the book Swiss Army Knife Camping and Outdoor Survival Guide. His second book, Paracord Projects For Camping and Outdoor Survival, is scheduled to be released on March 2, 2021. Read more of Bryan's articles.