Whenever I do speaking engagements, I get asked what do I carry in my pack.
So much so that I started dragging around my pack to all the speaking engagements.
Now I can show people what I have and how I pack.
One tool I always have (unless my husband has swiped it) is my Leatherman. Now the full size Leatherman Multi-Tool clocks in at a fairly hefty 12.5 ounces and considering I’m usually carrying enough for me, my writing, and two children, and sometimes two dogs — well, 12.5 ounces starts to look pretty heavy.
The Leatherman Skeletool series takes the weight down to right around 5.5 ounces depending on what model you get.
Leatherman’s are durable and I’ve yet to have one rust or even get scratched. Plus, it is the Mr. Gadget of tools.
Have a nail in your boot, pull it out with the needle nose pliers.
Get tangled up in some old fencing, cut it with the wire cutter.
Need to cut your pant leg free from the jaws of an angry lion, good luck with that. May I suggest the combo knife.
Desperately, want to crack open a cold one, there is a bottle opener.
Zombie apocalypse and need to open a can of beans, guess what? Yep, there is a can opener too.
Yes, Leatherman has thought of it all.
And, those are the many reason why I carry a Leatherman tool because if there is a zombie apocalypse – I’m sure not going to be camping out in the woods cooking over a fire!