This handy accessory deserves a place in every bug-out bag. The Spool Tool is designed to hold and neatly wind up to 100 feet of paracord. It’s also got a built in safety knife for cutting cord, and a spot for a BiC Mini lighter (not included) for heat-sealing the ends of paracord.
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This waterproof aluminum flashlight from Klarus is small but mighty. It measures just 4.75″ long and weighs just 5oz. with the battery, but can crank out an impressive 4000 lumens in its 5-second turbo mode. Runtimes range from 200 hours in its lowest “moonlight” setting down to 1.5 hours at 2000 lumens.
If you ever have to access a screw or bolt in a really tight spot, Powerbuilt’s low-profile driver could be a big timesaver. Its ratcheting design and thumb notches increase leverage and minimize hand cramps. Comes in 1/4″ and 3/8″ socket sizes, with a 1/4″ hex driver on its opposite side. A great addition to any toolbox.
These miniature pry bars make a great addition to any keychain or carabiner clip. The tiny tools are perfect for pulling nails and separating items, and come wrapped in a length of versatile 550 military paracord. Sold in a set of four stainless steel tools, with black, green, orange, and desert camo cords.
Farmer Customs‘ machined metal bottle opener is the perfect keychain companion. It’s got a sleek, yet pragmatic design that allows it to hang a keys from either end, and clips easily onto your belt or pants pocket. Available in aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, or titanium for the ultimate in strength.
Tacray’s tiny utility knife is the perfect addition to any keychain and makes quick work of opening boxes, cutting paper and rope, and other everyday tasks. Its body is made from titanium in a blue-tint finish, while its knife blade is made from 440C stainless steel. It also comes in copper.
Gerber’s popular micro multitool looks great in this flashy purple color. It measures just 2.3″ long when closed, but manages to pack in spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, a wire cutter, a fine edge knife, a package opener, spring-loaded scissors, a Phillips driver, a flat driver, a file, tweezers, and a bottle opener.
Never be caught without the proper driver again. This kit includes 90 magnetic bits to fit just about every small screw head, with bits for flat, philips, micro-torx, pentalobe, tri-wing, square, Posidriv, and triangle heads. It also includes a flex extender, tweezers, mini metric sockets, and other tools for working with small parts.
KeySmart’s inexpensive keychain multitool incorporates a bottle opener, wrench, ruler, cutter, spoke wrench, flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. Its built-in carabiner clip attaches easily to a belt loop or bag too. They sell versions in other animal-inspired shapes, but they include fewer tools.
When it comes to pocket tools, steel is great, but titanium is better. It’s durable, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant, and looks great even in raw form. Everyday Carry offers up 14 great flashlights made from titanium, from the diminutive TEC Accessories Pixel Ti, to the powerful and substantial Mechforce Mechtorch Turbo.
These tiny sheaths provides the perfect home for mini multitools like the Gerber Dime and Leatherman Squirt PS4. They’re made from the same durable Kydex material used for gun and knife holsters and come in black, carbon fiber black, and carbon fiber red patterns. A retention screw lets you tweak how tightly it holds.
Drop’s pocket-sized (2.9″ long) flashlight is not only made out of durable titanium, but it’s also got a sweet metallic blue finish. Its case has a great knurled texture that provides an excellent grip, and its 110-lumen light source comes powered by either a cool CREE XP-G3 or warm Nichia 219C LED. Runs on a single AAA battery.
Reduce your contact with everyday surfaces with this keychain touch tool from 11th Digit. Its copper-rich bronze alloy can kill bacteria and viruses over time, and more importantly, it keeps your fingers from touching surfaces such as buttons and door pulls.
NEBO’s compact USB rechargeable flashlight offers a 90º rotating swivel head, making it easy to aim and carry no matter what direction you point it in. It has five light modes from 50 to 1000 lumens, a magnetic base for mounting on metal surfaces, and a removable pocket clip.
Trixie and Milo’s scorpion-shaped pocket multitool deftly combines form and function, packing in a pry bar, cord-cutter, wing nut key, bottle opener, letter opener, serrated blade, scraper blade, flat screwdriver, hex wrenches, phillips screwdriver, and a headphone wrap. Machined from sturdy stainless steel.
The CarAIDE is a versatile tool to keep in your car’s trunk. In addition to being able to jumpstart a dead car battery and charge other gadgets via USB, it packs a flashlight, compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, a strong magnet, and more. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
Never smash a finger again when hammering in nails. These safety pliers have unique grooves designed for steadying various nail sizes, so you can get them started without having to hold them between your fingertips. They’re made from sturdy plastic and lay flat against either horizontal or vertical surfaces.
TheGearFly’s keychain tool resembles a dice cube, but you won’t be using it to play board games. Instead, it works as hex wrenches and 1/4″ magnetic driver, allowing you to use a wide variety of standard bits. Its sixth side has a slot that’s perfect for holding a U.S. dime, transforming it into an impromptu flat-blade driver.
Rugged Tools‘ tool roll is designed to be more durable and functional than others. It’s made from a water-resistant, grease-resistant, rip-resistant fabric with reinforced seams, and has five deep tool pockets, and one that’s also accessible outside. Hanging grommets make the 26″ x 14.5″ interior easy to access.
There are lots of tools out there for breaking a car window in the event of an emergency, but most of them require a good deal of leverage. The LifeString has a spring-loaded steel spike that does the job with the greatest of ease. It also doubles as a 150-lumen flashlight.
At first glance, RovyVon’s carabiner looks like it’s just for holding keys. But look closer, and you’ll see that the titanium tool has a pocket knife built into its edge. It takes standard #11 scalpel blades, which are great for opening boxes, cutting twine, or hobby projects.
Mininch’s Spinner Drive Screwdriver gets its name from its detachable spinner wheel, which comes in handy when you need more grip and torque. It also has a ball bearing inside its handle, a magnetic bit holder, and slip-resistant grooves. It includes a bit storage cylinder and 20 bits.
This triangular tool is a great accessory for any surfer, combining seven fold-out tools into one. It has a wax comb + scraper, a universal fin key, a fin file, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, and bottle openers for both twist-off and pop-off caps. Made from long-lasting stainless steel.
Screws often end up in dark locations that are hard to see. Husky’s 8-in-1 precision screwdriver solves that problem by adding a pair of LEDs that project directly down its shaft to illuminate the task at hand. It comes with four small double-ended bits, three of which stow inside the handle.
Have you ever lost keys, credit cards, or your phone between your car’s seat and center console? ODii’s grabber tool has a 19″ flexible claw and a 23″ telescoping magnet to grab stuff dropped into the trickiest spots. It’s also got a flashlight to help you see where you’re aiming it. Save 16% on a two-pack in The Awesomer Shop.
Gentlemen’s Hardware’s Swiss army style tool packs a cheese grater, zester, garlic crusher, channel knife, small paring knife, serrated knife, peeler, fork, spoon, bottle opener, corkscrew, and can opener in one gadget. It has a wood handle and stainless steel blades.
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