I need a knife to carry on overnight hiking and camping trips. I'm not sure what styles or brands to look at. I used my old one for all kinds of stuff. Lots of cooking type duties, spreading peanut butter, carving up small sticks for fire starters, cutting rope (and a few times cutting webbing), cutting up plants, cutting through small plant roots, digging out root bulbs on plants, etc. Lightweight is always good. Not sure on blade length, but no more than 3". I like folders. Not sure if I need a plain or half plain, half serrated. What are the pros and cons of each? It has to hold a great edge for a long time. I'm not sure on my price range. Probably under $100 I lost my CRKT Clippoint that I've had for 3 years. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't too good. It didn't hold too good of an edge and I didn't know how to properly sharpen it. Quality was middle of the road.