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11. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

Even though I could go completely carry-on with my pack size, I check it, so I can bring my multitool. That thing has been invaluable on many of my trips and it HAS TO go with me. Not everybody is handy with one, and I know many who don't get the need, but that thing has fixed train seats, opened windows, repaired shoes, gotten things unstuck, and generally jury rigged dozens of things. I get OldPro's swiss army knife.

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[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jun-2016, at 18:40 by Piecar ]

12. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1756 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

"......but I must say Swiss Knife is a No No on a flight...."

Yeah, you can't take on a plane for carry on but in a check in bag it is okay. I always have my Swiss Army Knife and some simple tools in my check in bag. Divers take dive knives in their check in bags all the time.

I have been on some discount airlines and small commuter airlines where my normal bag good for most airlines was too big for them! So when they take the bag away I have a smaller bag available inside for stuff I might use on the plane and for valuables I don't want too far away from my seat.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jun-2016, at 19:12 by karazyal ]

13. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 402 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Jaxlive

I travel light with a max load of 7kg, and on a budget, purchase of baggage is not a necessity. Good choice of Equipping by OldPro but I must say Swiss Knife is a No No on a flight

No need to state the obvious jaxlive. Obviously, I check my bag. If I had my way, everyone would have to check every bag on a flight. As already noted, a Swiss army knife or a multi-tool can be invaluable when travelling. When is the last time you went into a winery in France; bought a bottle after tasting; picked up a barbecued chicken and a baguette and had a picnic in a park? My Swiss army knife has opened more bottles of wine than you've had hot breakfasts perhaps.

Piecar, how do you open a bottle of wine with a multi-tool? ;)

14. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

I get past that, mostly, by not much caring for wine. But I have carved a cork or two neatly in two and pushing the cork IN. Boorish, I know.

15. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 402 posts) 42w Star this if you like it!

Nowadays, even some pretty good wines come in screw top bottles Piecar. That's what you call an abomination. LOL

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