One of the most important piece of equipment you need to have in a Wilderness Area is your knife. There are 2 types of knifes you can carry into a Wilderness area. There are fixed blade knives and folding knives. Each have their uses and it is a personal choice on which one to carry.
I prefer carrying a fixed blade knife in a Wilderness area. A fixed blade knife is stronger than a folding knife it can be used for a variety of tasks such as chopping, batoning, and cutting. A fixed blade knife is stronger and more versatile than a folding knife. The knife I carry is an Esee 6, https://eseeknives.com.
When I carry my Esee 6 into a wilderness area I like to sling it around my waist with a rope. I like using a 3/8” inch thick rope used on boats. You can purchase them at your local hardware store or online. I cut the rope long enough so that I can cross sling it around me or wear it as a belt around my waist.
Using a rope to carry your knife gives it the mobility to move with you freely. You can adjust it accordingly to accommodate and adapt to the situation or task you are performing. Having a rope also allows you to take off your knife quickly if you need to do so. Below is a video I did on one of my Wilderness adventures. I discuss and show you how I carry my knife.
Updated Video Below discussing carrying a Knife while wearing a Backpack.