There are different uses beyond protecting yourself when it comes to carrying a good knife with you. A good knife can be used not just as a weapon but also as a tool of multiple purposes. The Ontario RD 6 black micarta knife is one such tool which you should ideally have during these outdoor trips. This knife can come into use for cutting small pieces of ropes or branches which you may need for a fire to be set up. Apart from this the knife can also be used to pierce into plastic or small metal containers which you may have used to carry food.