Pocket Preps

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Contents - By Daniel Jack­son

One-Piece Tools

Think of a one-piece pocket tool as a side­kick to your knife. At first glance, they’re of­ten just a funny-shaped piece of steel small enough to slip on a key­chain or drop in your pocket. They might not look like much, but they’re de­signed to shrink a hand­ful of tools into an easy-to-carry pack­age that keeps you run­ning light and al­ways pre­pared.

Even though a knife is the No. 1 tool you must carry in a sur­vival sit­u­a­tion, a blade has its lim­i­ta­tions. A knife can chip, bend, or snap if used as a pry bar or screw­driver. And yes, if there are no other tools avail­able, there may come a time to push your trusty blade to break­ing point. But pocket tools are de­signed to pick up those tasks and then some, like turn­ing hex bolts. Ad­di­tion­ally, many pocket tools, be­cause they don’t have sharp edges, can travel with you as you board planes, drop your kid off at school, or oth­er­wise go where a knife is viewed as a weapon.

The re­sult? For an ounce or two of weight, you’ll have more tools at your dis­posal than most col­lege stu­dents can find in their dorm room. How’s that for prepa­ra­tion? Here, we ex­am­ined seven tools to see how they nav­i­gate mod­ern life.

Prod­uct Dis­claimer Prices and de­tails for prod­ucts and ser­vices fea­tured in RE­COIL OFFGRID are set by the man­u­fac­tur­ers, re­tail­ers, and agen­cies, and are sub­ject to change with­out no­tice. Through­out this is­sue you will see cer­tain images are la­beled...

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