One of the very few folding knives I carry in the woods is the venerable Buck 110. I much much much prefer even a small fixed blade.
One reason I like fixed is economy....I can buy a very high quality EDC fixed for under 50 bucks....Most folders that even approach the strength of a fixed is well over 200 dollars.
ESEE Izula or Izula II
Becker/KaBar BK14 or BK11
The new TOPS Tibo also looks great.