use a carrot to transport knives

This is one of those simple little life hacks/tips and tricks that are like “oh. duh. WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT SOONER??!”

Picnics are awesome. I’m especially fans of one that include an Austin skyline, lots of fruit, salami, CHEESE, and boxed wine. And a calm dog or two. Ok and dessert.

But you always gotta bring a knife for that cheese. I don’t know how many times I’ve been like “uh, what do i do with the knife?” and just awkwardly stuck it in my bag… hoping to not accidentally stab myself to death.

WELL fear no more. Here’s a solution:

Use a carrot to transport knives (perfect for picnics!)


I actually got this idea from a book – they mentioned to use two wine corks. Which I then tried and almost sliced my finger off…. it was so dry, there was no getting the knife in there!

So I thought for a minute about what else I could use… a carrot! We just sliced through the carrot with the entire blade until the knife was halfway through the carrot – and then just stopped so that it stayed in there. Carrots are thick enough that it won’t continue going through all on its own. (you could also try a squash or something like that, but they aren’t quite as hard). And when you get back home, just eat the carrot! No wasting! And no blood. It’s what I would call a perfect day.

Go enjoy yourself a good picnic for me, no blood please.



  1. ife May 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    what a cool life hack

  2. tiffany May 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Genius! I wasn’t sure how to transport my knives for sharpening until now.

  3. Courtney May 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    That is such a great idea! I usually just take plastic knives, because I don’t want to slice anything up either. This is a great idea to get the utility of a legit knife and be safe about it.

  4. Reine May 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Great idea! Cat wait to give it a try!

  5. Giant Sis May 16, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I love this idea! Yeah – it’s one of those “why didn’t I think of something THIS awesome” ideas!! Thanks for enlightening me!

  6. Stephanie May 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm


  7. Stephanie May 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Well, that’s embarrassing. GENIUS.

  8. Nick May 23, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Wow, why didn’t I think of that? And then you’ve got a big fat carrot to munch on for later! :-) It’s like your knife brought a snack.

  9. Jessica May 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    This is truly a terrific idea. I always feel uneasy about putting a knife in a towel or baggie to transport it so this is definitely the solution. Thanks!!

  10. Michelle B May 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Great idea! But what do I do after I eat the carrot?! I’ll have to bring extras to eat, then eat the final one when I get home :) No problem with that at all.

  11. Brittany June 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I agree with you about the corks. I would slice my hand open for sure. The carrot choice is great. Oh, oh…what about a potato?!

  12. Lauren June 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Brittany – a potato would be great too!

  13. AD Lister November 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I just put it back in it’s sleeve/holder

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