Being prepared in case of an emergency is important. Remembering that one may have very limited space is also important. If one needs to evacuate or is put into a survival situation, it may be necessary to limit what is carried along. In a case like that, a multi-tool is an excellent investment. Having one item that is able to serve a variety of purposes is a good way to be prepared without being bogged down. In the outdoors, it is critical to have a Tactical Edge in order to survive.
Multi-tools can range from a small one-piece metal item that has a variety of edges and openings to a fairly large all-in-one tool. Knowing what type of things are likely to need tools can help to determine which one would work best. Having something bigger in a backpack or carry bag and something smaller to have in a pocket may be a good option.
Since most multi-tools also contain a knife, it is wise to check state laws and regulations to be sure that the device chosen for every-day carrying is legal. The best multi-tool will do no good if it gets confiscated or causes legal problems. Of course, in the case of disaster or catastrophe, this will be less of a factor.
Credit Card Size
The size and general shape of a credit card, this multitool has a wide variety of tools included. Some of these are: knife, cord cutter, bottle opener, nail puller, pry bar, box opener, can opener, axe (when lashed to a handle), scraper, wrenches in inch and metric, screwdriver, hex driver, grill scraper, fire starter, square, wire bender and stripper, drill guide, tire tread depth gauge, ruler, compass and protractor, and sundial. It is durable, resistant to rust and water, and made of hardened stainless steel.
Many people do not consider that food might be difficult to obtain in a catastrophe situation without the proper tools. This card contains a variety of hooks for fishing, some snare locks, an arrow head, a fork, two sewing needles, two saw blades, and an awl.
All three of the components included in this set are credit-card sized. The folding knife is exactly the size and shape of a card but folds into a useful penknife size. Made of stainless steel and plastic, this razor-sharp knife’s blade is protected when unfolded. Great for use in the outdoors, like camping and fishing.
The 11-in-1 Wallet Tool is stainless steel made military-durable and includes a can opener, bottle opener, wrenches, screwdriver, ruler, and a keychain hole for easy carrying.
The 18-in-1 Survival Tool is made of heavy plastic and metal and is slightly thicker than an average card due to the tools that can be inserted for storage and removed for use. These include sharp knives, a magnesium fire starter, and a pick, among other things. A compass and a whistle are also included, and a cord can be used to keep it available or it can fit neatly into a pocket or wallet. A knife sharpener is also included.
From the people who make the Swiss Army Knife, this device has a mini LED light, scissors, tweezers, rulers, letter opener, magnifying glass, straight pin, ball point pen, Phillips screwdriver, and more. Fits neatly into a wallet or pocket. Swiss made quality is durable and functional.
5. Wallet Ninja
This card sized 18-in-1 tool fits neatly into a wallet card slot for convenience. The steel from which it is made is 4x heat treated. It has a box opener, a letter opener, a nail puller, a two-inch ruler, the same length in centimeters, a bottle opener, a can opener, a cell phone stand, 6 sizes of hex wrench, 4 screwdrivers including an eyeglass, can opener, and fruit peeler. Available in a variety of colors.
Made of 420 grade stainless steel that has been heat treated, the Xinja has an optional money clip and many functions, including a bottle opener, box cutter, letter opener, can opener, tab puller, cell phone stand, screwdrivers, peeler, wire cutter, wrenches, protractor, rulers, and measurement conversion chart, and more!
Ten tools in one device that is easily clipped to a belt or keychain, this handy tool is made of sturdy stainless steel. Its glass breaker is cemented carbide. It features screwdrivers, wrenches, bottle opener, and key loops. It is allowed in airports and handy for repairs.
This titanium key-shaped multitool fits neatly on a keychain and nestles among the other keys to blend in seamlessly. The included tools are a flat screwdriver, a bottle opener, four sizes of wrench, a file, and a bottle opener. It is available in a variety of colors.
This glossy jet-black bracelet has 29 different uses. These include box wrenches of various sizes, hex wrench and drives, Phillips head and flat head screwdrivers, glass breaker, oxygen tank wrench, cutting hook, SIM card pick, socket drive adapter, and bottle opener. This durable stainless-steel bracelet is heavier than an average bracelet due to its sturdy construction. Excellent for basic camping and outdoor activities, this tool is convenient and handy. It is customizable and can be adapted to a watch band.
Standard Pocketknife Size
A well known brand of solid tools, the stainless steel multi-tool from Gerber has flat head drivers in three sizes, needle nose pliers, scissors, a bottle opener, a knife, Phillips head screwdriver, a file, and more, all folded into a neat package that fits nicely into any pants or jacket pocket.
Stainless steel makes up the main parts of this multitool, which comes with a nylon sheath. 21 tools are merged into one handy device, including pliers, wire tools, knife, hammer, saw, bit drivers, wrenches, openers, fire starter, awl, safety whistle, blade sharpener, and more.
Completely operable with only one hand, this convenient multitool from Leatherman has tough material with a variety of blades, pliers, and tools for putting things together, taking them apart, and making repairs. The handles are imprinted with a representation of the tools beneath for ease in selecting the proper tool for the job.
This 12 in 1 multifunction utility tool includes a folding saw, a wire cutter, pliers, knife, bottle opener, and more. Handy and convenient, this tool is also stylish with red and black side panels.
This folding shovel includes hollow handle pieces that not only allow for a comfortable handle for shoveling but also contain other useful tools. Including a bottle opener, a fish spear, a fire starter, a survival whistle, the means to break glass, a fish scaler, a compass, a sharp side to cut food, and the handle can also be used as a staff for personal protection.
With pliers at one end that also functions as a wire cutter, a hammer, and an axe, and a knife, two screwdrivers, a fish scaler and file, hex wrenches, a wood saw, and a bottle opener on the other, this tool has pretty much everything needed for hunting, fishing, camping, or surviving in the outdoors.
3. Survival Axe
The six-inch saw blade is replaceable, and the tool’s handle is glass filled nylon. There is a hatchet blade on one side and a hammer head on the other. Also included are a nail claw, a pry bar, hex sockets, a glass breaker of hardened steel and a seat belt cutter. Great for camping, hunting, or having handy in an emergency.