With all the prepper and survivalist craze going on at this present time I do think a lot about what I would do personally if faced with that ultimate challenge. I've pretty much mastered making water drinkable/potable. I have 3 fairly surefire methods of making fire without the use of matches, lighter or torch. And I do believe that the most important tool anyone can have is a sharp/useable knife. Because a dull knife is about as useless of a tool that there is in my opinion.
The one thing I do think a lot about is how I would keep my most important tool which I believe a is KNIFE whether it be a fixed blade, folder or any culinary blade. A sharp knife in my opinion is a must-have tool if you are going to survive any type of disaster, economic breakdown or even war or an all out societal breakdown. Fortunately I do have 3 different places to go in the Ozark Mountains if we were in a SHTF scenerio.
I've seen them do a limited amount of sharpening with crude tools on shows like "Dual Survival" and "Survivorman" but they do leave a lot to be desired. I know that there are a lot of rocks and minerals in nature that can be used as whetstones. I've also heard that the botton of some ceramic jugs work great.
I've had a thread similar to this in the past but I feel it's high time to revisit this most important subject again. So what would you all use if you didn't have access to your sharpening tools that you have now? What would you all use in a pinch? I do know that many types of sandpaper and silicon carbide paper does do a decent job but I haven't found much else that gets a KNIFE as sharp as I would like one.
Also if you had access to your regular sharpening tools which ones of those would you use? OK let's talk "SURVIVAL SHARPENING"