Be Prepared: Always A Good Call

Jun 29, 2007
You should send this story to Tactical Knives magazine. It's exactly the sort of real-life account they publish in their "It Happened to Me" feature.
Go to the SOURCE was what I was thinking
Send it to Sal and have him put in in his next catalog?
Nothing tugs at the heart like "our product COULD save a life"
And IT DID :thumbup:

Great writing
Paragraph 5 had Trent on the edge of his seat :eek:

My other thought was
Maybe a SERRATED neck knife version marketed towards the boating community?
Just like the Salt is now
With an anchor logo on the sheath?
A dolphin?
Give 10% to GreenPeace?
Maybe have a stainless steel necklace or some thick paracord?
Can a neck knife be worn outside the PFD?
Or is there potential personal strangulation issues ?

You should also send in your story to BOYS LIFE
I still got a few of my old issues with Roger Stabauch on the cover :eek:
And Camillus BS knives we're like 6.99 :mad:
Sep 17, 2006
First, get that EAGLE! As an Eagle Scout I can certainly say that its worth it and you'll really see its value as you get older. Also, great job in that situation. You're an excellent example of what a Scout is. Lastly, if you're looking into getting a lanyard I recommend this one, all you need to do is hit that quick release buckle and you have a knife with a wrist loop; insert the buckle and its tethered to you but won't hang all over the place.
Aug 1, 2006
Thanks for all the kind words, gentlemen! :)

I have not yet put into use any lanyard at this time, and have not done so previously. I think it would be necessary to test a setup like that out in a controlled environment before practicing it in an emergency situation; the logic is typical in our community: test the edge of a knife before you carry it, check the load in your gun and the action, firing pin, etc., before you carry it. Knowing the kinks of a setup (in relativity to its advantages) can save a life. It still all comes down to being prepared...

Halbie...geeze. :D

In regards to retaining another knife, I had a serrated Military clipped to the pocket of my shorts, as well. It's been my most consistent EDC since my 2006 expedition to Philmont, where it certainly proved its worth! :thumbup: Also, under the front seat of the Zodiac, along with standard boat flares, an expansive AMK first aid kit, warm, dry clothing, flag signals, etc., was a Leatherman Skeletool that I had bought that weekend at the Camp Perry National Rifle Matches (Camp Perry is only a fifteen minute drive from our condo) and a Spyderco Caspian Salt clipped to the outside of a waterproof case from Spec-Ops Brand with my cell phone and wallet in it.

Boating, like any adventuresome task, takes a lot of forethought---having the multitool to work on the outboard engine, should it quit...having the larger knife as a backup...the flares and ID, to follow Coast Guard regulations...a cellphone (LG enV) for quick communication with the shore and weather reports from Weather Channel text messages...the first aid kit, of course...dry clothes for the days when a cool breeze comes across the lake (hypothermia can strike even in tropical climates!)...

It's best to take this stuff seriously.

It's better to have and not need, than to need and not have, as the old saying goes.

God bless.