I always have a knife with me, usually a small pocket knife, and if I am hunting or hiking or anything like that, I have a larger knife I will carry with me. Its mainly my deer knife, nothing fancy really. When we are camping I dont usually need anything more than this, but we dont really camp outside of your normal campground areas, as this is what my wife is more comfortable with. I have spent some rugged nights out when hunting, but dont do that much anymore. However, my buddy ruger is always with me for protection as well.