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.
[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jun-2016, at 18:40 by Piecar ]
"......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 ]
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?
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.
Nowadays, even some pretty good wines come in screw top bottles Piecar. That's what you call an abomination. LOL