You could have all the plans in the world but something could still happen. Just because you don’t want to eat the lion, doesn’t mean the lion isnt going try and eat you.
He’s advocating a small, perfectly legal, non locking knife that complies with the Law of the Land, for the egress of a tent in an emergency the whole idea of cutting through a tent is because maybe the entrance is blocked, not nessacarily fire, could be any manner of situations or problems.
It’s not just about eggressing but what if you
Need to access said tent to help someone in need?
It could just as well be used for cutting a seatbelt, or cutting improvised materials for triangular bandages, fastenings for a splint and or improvised stretcher. Cutting food, opening packets, etc etc.
Knives are tools. The problem isn’t knives, it’s the bad people, and certain cultures of carrying them and doing the stabbing that’s the problem.
I have an array of knives and cutting implements for different things, from cutting seat belts, field dressing game animals, to carving, to felling. I transport them sensibly but when I’m in the trees, I have them to hand. Depending on what they are or what I am doing.
This guy has been in that situation where it’s needed to be used. Fair play to him.