All Tools Great and Small - Instead of packing a multitool that leaves you over-equipped, go for a pocket-size model that drills down to basics — The Wall Street Journal
Leatherman Style CS
Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit
Swiss-Tech Utili-Key 6-in-1
Gerber GDC Zip Blade
Swiss-Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1

All Tools Great and Small - Instead of packing a multitool that leaves you over-equipped, go for a pocket-size model that drills down to basics — The Wall Street Journal

  • Leatherman Style CS
  • Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit
  • Swiss-Tech Utili-Key 6-in-1
  • Gerber GDC Zip Blade
  • Swiss-Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1
mikepetrucci:


Pocket Contents: 2013-04-17

mikepetrucci:

Pocket Contents: 2013-04-17

Doug Ritter on small survival tools

Unstoppable

Yes it’s a Gerber ad and I prefer Benchmade but I thought it was well produced and worth sharing.

- Mike

Skilcraft - Pen of the U.S. Government

[SOURCE: National Industries for the Blind | By Sisi Wei]

The U.S. government has specifications for its pens used by personnel: The pen consists of seven different parts and meets 16 pages of military specs, including that it be able to write for a mile with no fading and withstand temperatures up to 160 degrees and down to 40 degrees below zero.

It has been used in war zones and gas stations, and was designed to fit undetected into U.S. military uniforms. According to company lore, the pen can stand in for a two-inch fuse and comes in handy during emergency tracheotomies.

Read the whole article on The Washington Post and I bet you’ll be searching eBay when you’re done. I did.

Note: The true quality of these pens may be up for debate with the consensus divided. A few comments from the post on Reddit:

  • "As a current member of the U.S. Army, I can assure you these pens are absolutely terrible." - the_rofl_waffle
  • "I hate to break up the hate parade, but I love these pens. I don’t know what everyone is doing wrong, but they have always worked for me. Even after spending a week trudging through Ft. Lewis mud with the damn thing stuck in my sleeve they still write. To me, they have always been invincible. In fact, I regularly use one that I’ve had for over 3 years." - I_am_not_smart

Oh and if you are interested in a tactical pen, check out Bryan’s post on the subject.

- Mike

Excellent article on using a Hi-Lift Jack. 

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-Eric

MacGyver MultiTool

The only tool you’ll really ever need.

- Mike

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Crowbar + Shovel = Crovel

It’s technically 13 tools in one. While it looks pretty cool, I wonder how it performs. Oh and it’s made in the USA too. Always good!

- Mike

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The Garage Journal: Man-caves!

Whether your into cars or not, this is a great forum for talking anything “garage”.  

Some of the forum topics include:

  • Flooring
  • Heating and A/C
  • Lighting and Electrical
  • And my favorite:  Garage Gallery

One of the craziest garages is called The Bunker, you have to check it out!

~Eric

The Garage Journal