If your pocket knife is insufficient protection for your elaborate adventures, you might consider upgrading to a tactical blade. Leatherneck Knives ($89.99) by Cold Steel come with either a 6 3/4″ or 7″ blade (depended on model), which should be plenty enough to fend off any unwanted visitors on your next excursion. The Leatherneck series is named honor of the U.S. Marines who have carried the moniker since their first battles in 1776. These super-sharp blades are made from German stainless steel and come with Cold Steel’s Secure-Ex sheath to help you avoid any accidental slips.
The Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel ($34.99) might look like an ordinary infantry shovel, but this super-manly dirt-mover doubles as a weapon. Modeled after the infantry shovels used by the Soviet special forces Spetsnaz, this weapon shovel can cut rope, animal bones, ice, and can even be used as a throwing shovel. Seriously, watch the video. Our guess is if you are on the trail, the Special Forces Shovel will be all the protection you need.