Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Survival kit Essentials - The MultiTool

For those times when you need a portable tool kit, the multitool is a basic requirement. They normally come with a pouch making them easy to carry on your belt for ready access and ease of use. They normally come with an assortment of tools and accessories such as a blade, pliers, wire cutting ability, a can opener, a file,etc. In an emergency, a multitool can be a real lifesaver!

Even if you don't want to carry one on your belt, they can be easily stashed in a glove compartment, an EDC pouch, a purse (for the ladies out there!) or in a tool box. They also come in handy for everyday use even when you don't have an emergency. They are like a tool box in a pouch and once you start keeping one handy you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

They can be found in fairly inexpensive models for as little as $5 and up depending upon the type and quality of the multitool. Leatherman, Gerber and SOG, as well as others, make some quality multitools in a variety of styles and price ranges that will give you a multitool that will hold up well to more extensive use and for a longer period of time.

Staying above the water line!



SurvivalTopics.com said...

These come in handy for unexpected repairs or things you need to make in the field. Always have one in my pack, a great all around tool!

riverwalker said...

To: survivaltopics

I keep several handy in different places.

Don't leave home without one...


Anonymous said...

I keep a teeny tiny SOG Crosscut in my wallet (truckers wallet - my peeps call it a man purse, but whapping them upside the head cures their snickering problem :^)).

Multi-tools are definitely useful.

matthiasj said...

I never leave home without my Leatherman!

Kentucky Preppers Network

vlad said...

I wear Leatherman Wave on belt.
In the pockets of the pouch six fishhooks, 60' braided 50 lb test Spiderwire, and magfirestarter.

Two for price of one. Cut MFS in
two lengthwise. File slot in edge.
Hold lighter flint in plier. Wire
brush flint to remove coating. Secure flints in slot with JB weld.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 1:01

That's a great idea for keeping a tool handy. Thanks.


BTW, If you have to whack them up side the head, maybe it'll knock some sense into them...

riverwalker said...

To: matthiasj

Leatherman...a great tool!


riverwalker said...

To: vlad

Thanks for the great tip vlad! I don't know how you come up with all these great tips. Thanks for sharing! It is most appreciated.


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