Can I carry a small folding knife in the trunk of my car in NJ?

I'm a tad bit of a doomsday/emergency prepper. I have a small bug out bag located in the back of my trunk. In this bag I have a gas mask and some filters which are sealed in a very thick plastic shell that must be cut open. I would like to carry a small folding knife in this bag (not a switchblade) so I can cut... show more I'm a tad bit of a doomsday/emergency prepper. I have a small bug out bag located in the back of my trunk. In this bag I have a gas mask and some filters which are sealed in a very thick plastic shell that must be cut open. I would like to carry a small folding knife in this bag (not a switchblade) so I can cut open the canisters when need be. Is this legal?

Ps- I drive a sedan and have no trunk access unless I pop it open. If a cop pulls me over and asks the usual "are there weapons in the car?" I will start by saying "No, but I have a knife for survival purposes"

Thanks ahead of time.
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