Have you thought about a bug out kit for knife sharpening? What about sharpening knives just for hiking and hunting? And a car kit for knife sharpening? Some folks just sharpen at home, and because they won't be far from home for long, there's no use planning for field sharpening. Still, other people may bring an item or two, but not an entire kit for sharpening knives. Typically, the task of sharpening knives for use is done at home, with little or no consideration for wilderness sharpening. I have added a new strop to my bug out bag so I can hone the edge of my knives if I need to. Thinking about it a bit, I always figured I could use my belt or another object, but if I were to consider a long term excursion, a small strop and some compound really are handy items to have. This image shows my latest piece of kit for sharpening, shown beside a Mora Clipper for scale. This kit is comprised of a Smith's whetstone with a cover for protection, a leather strop and some compound. I know it's a personal preference to strop, and even the compound type to use is debated. For example, one person may like the green compound because it leaves a finer edge, but a second person likes the red or black compound because it removes material faster. I use this red compound because it's easy to obtain locally and it works just fine. If I were really worried about having a perfect edge, I would go with a second strop and some white compound, too. This setup will accommodate any knife I carry, and will permit me to hone my edge a bit more than I could if I only carried a stone. I have added the metal D-ring to the end of the strop so I can hold it easier and to allow me to hang it or place on a stick/branch when sharpening to hold it. For smaller hikes or three day trips, I think a smaller stone would work just fine also.