Immediately after an emergency situation or a disaster, there is a need to attend to people. These people might be trapped and in need of medical attention. There is a very high probability that something will need to be cut and having a knife in your emergency supply kit is therefore extremely important.
cut through fabrics to render first aid
cut through debris to help trapped people
cut tape or rope during safety and rescue operations
cut plastic tarps and other materials when building or repairing shelter locations
use knife to prepare meals and open packages
use outdoors to cut wood, build shelter or defend yourself against wildlife
use outdoors for hunting and to build hunting tools
and much more
No matter if you are at home, the office, or venturing outdoors, a reliable survival knife should always be part of your Emergency Kit.