The 7 Best Knives and Tools of 2020

For backcountry chores, these seven knives and multitools will have you covered for slicing, dicing, paring, chopping, repairing ... you get the idea.

A good knife is one of the most essential backcountry tools you can carry. On everyday hikes, it can open food packets, cut twine, and shave kindling; in a survival situation, it can help you do everything from build a shelter to catch fish. We've picked out 7 perfect knives and multitools for everyone from the most minimalist hikers to full-on forest dwellers.