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Multi Utility tools for a backpack

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1. Posted by oudies (Budding Member 14 posts) 2y

HI

Can you list the most important multi utility tools that we should have for a backpack.

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1670 posts) 2y

95% of multitools are 95% useless for 95% of backpackers. Do you really need to tighten a Philips screw or a metal file or a socket set or a Robertson head or an eyeglass screwdriver when you travel? Most people would answer, no.

Multitools are fabulous for some people, but most travellers are much better served by a simple folding knife, a cork screw/bottle opener and a little roll of duct tape and maybe a tube of crazy glue. Consider your needs carefully before buying yet another gadget.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by DonnieG (Budding Member 5 posts) 2y

I agree - the most I've ever REALLY needed is a bottle opener or a knife. And both of these are pretty easy to come by if you don't have one. Travel light.

4. Posted by oudies (Budding Member 14 posts) 2y

don't you consider smartphone a tool with multi utility ??? calls, emails maps, internet, caclulator... what else you can think of..

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1670 posts) 2y

oudies, in English the term multitool generally refers to one thing, something like this: http://www.leatherman.com/

If you're interested in all sorts of gadgets like smartphones, etc. then it would be better to re-word your question.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry