You’re confident your EDC kit is ready for anything, but the best prepared among us have a solid backup plan too. If you really want to be prepped, check out Everyday Carry’s guide to doubling up critical tools for added insurance and versatility in the field.
UpCart hand trucks have a six-wheel setup that allows them to traverse uneven surfaces, including stairs. The UpCart Lift is the new flagship model, able to carry up to 200lb and equipped with a grip wide enough for two hands. It folds flat in seconds for storage.
A fire starter that works by ramming a small piston into a cylinder. This creates enough heat to ignite tinder or char cloth. Clickspring’s version is quite expensive, but it’s made in the USA out of aluminum and brass to ensure durability and a great fit. Skip to 2:47.
The WOHO WOkit 2.0 is a lightweight carabiner that incorporates practically all of the tools you’ll need to tweak your bicycle, and then some. It has hex, Torx, flat screwdriver and Philips screwdriver bits, a chain rivet extractor, nine wrench sockets and a bottle opener.
A versatile and durable demolition tool, this 8.5 pound forged steel pry bar provides tons of leverage, and has a two-tiered jaw for grabbing frame and deck boards, a large nail puller, and a sledgehammer face for striking. Measures 30″ long, and has a textured rubber grip.
We’ve seen lots of credit card size multitools, but what makes this one different is the built in comb on one edge. Guardman’s flat stainless steel tool has box wrenches, a flat blade screwdriver, and bottle and can openers. Word has it that it’s not TSA-friendly though.