I have touched different aspects of the modern multi-tool. The key is to find a multi-tool that can incorporate almost everything in one package. If you read on team tools then there
is a possibility for one team to have a pack of functions needed to almost anything. For safety it is also very important that each individual carry the basic tools for himself and for equipment. I do believe that survival today is not the same as before because
the evolution and history with the society we live in are based on much more. Some survival situations can be rescue and emergency situations that would require a cutting tool for cutting oneself free or others. It can also be natural disasters that may happen.
You can see the preppers for such situations on the internet. It can also be in the outdoors far away from other people. It can be the maintenance and situations in a car, in a boat or in a cabin in the wilderness. The multi-tool is the evolution of everything
for such tasks and for the everyday life or for people at work. It can be on your bicycle or for the kayak. It is very difficult to be prepared for everything but is for helpful to attempt and to have the mental attitude that is positive.
The multi-tool can be used in combination with other tools to build a package of bits and keys for far greater tasks than one tool may perform. All this can be in one pouch and it can include flashlight
and emergency devices as well. The possibility to produce heat is one of the major factors you learn and how important this is to know. Shelter and a fire for heat is one of the top factors to know.
I would say that a multi-tool like Leatherman, Victorinox and Wenger or Gerber is of great help. The biggest weakness of a multi-tool is that everything is in one body or construction. It is very helpful if the tool can use different
bits and that it got a hex opening. This is very smart! What is even smarter is the use of separate functions and keys as well. It increases the versatile abilities very much. The big advantage with two separate devices is that one of them can be much smaller
in size and less versatile. If one is really prepared one would have two sets that can fulfill each other completely. Both must be able to carry bits and turn a bolt. Maybe two different plier designs as well. The advantage with two tools is also the possibility
for a backup and one can be used for food tasks. It is very interesting to know that this possibility today is there. On the internet you can see people with one pouch that contain a multi-tool and a plier + some additional things. You do not see always people
with two separate multi-tools. This is like I have touched because one tool is called a “multi-tool” because everything should be in one body alone. There is how ever no law that would say two tools would be wrong. Most multi-tools today should be enough and there are different products with different functions for many needs. That sad I can say that every product got holes in the picture. It is important that you
find them if you have a philosophy and picture. In most cases it can be as simple as bringing two extra bits for the one multi-tool. It depends on how prepared you want to be and for what situation. The use of combination tools today is not new but there are
for sure holes in the picture and I do believe there are much smarter people than me out there that will find better solutions.
Some would for sure not agree with my information
on this. Some survivalists would say it would be over doing the preparations. I do not agree because there are two sides to it. Survival situations are the ones that would probably not happen. It is better to be prepared still. The other is for all the equipment
and infrastructure we have today. SAKs and multi-tools also got that ability to fit in situations where normal tools do not fit. This is a known fact! Then you are prepared where others are not. In some situations you have two separate tools and you can do
the tasks faster than people with professional tools. Then you are prepared where others are not. You fulfill the holes in the picture. This goes both ways too.
Wenger and Victorinox are excellent alone. They are even greater in combination!
The SAK may fit for the intended tasks and for things that other tools may not. The secret with SAKs is also improvisation
and to be able to manage by minimal functions available. This is important to learn. It is also important to know the things it does not fit. A knife can adapt into many situations but at some point it will be limited by its functions or the versatile mind
that uses it. Combination tools increases the functionality and open new chapters for the versatile mind as well. To pick one perfect tool require research. Combination tools will have the ability to surprise you!