Since humanity began to explore the earth, tools have always been essential to their survival. Back then, bows, arrows, knives, hatchets, axes, scythes, etc. were tools that were put to good use and played significant roles in preserving life and limb.
Today, tools are continually developed to not only sustain but also to improve our lives. This is why we have vehicles, servers, computers, etc. to make life easier and restful.
However, there is one problem: most traditional hand tools are cumbersome, and keeping a toolbox that is always well-stocked can be pretty grueling.
But because of the innovative side of our humanity, engineering impressive survival multi-tools using modern technology is easier than never.
Most of these tools are lightweight and can easily be attached to your hip or kept in a bag. They come in handy in everyday situations, especially in survival circumstances. And I’m talking here about multitools.
What is a Multitool?
A multi-tool is a portable hand tool that has a combination of functionalities of several unique components in one. The Swiss Army knife is one of the first examples of multi-functional tools in one unit.
The early Swiss Army knife models sported a knife blade, a wire stripper, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, and a can opener.
But as these models evolved with time, more tools were introduced in the market. Today, there is a broad range of pocket knives, complete with nail files, multiple screwdriver bits, scissors etc.
They are the preferred pocket survival multi-tools choice for outdoor enthusiasts, mountaineers, and campers since the first of its kind were produced in 1983 by Leatherman.
These days, however, several brands fabricate and sell them, making it somewhat difficult for buyers to pick the best out of them in the market.
If you are a survivalist, i.e. you love camping, mountaineering, hunting, hiking, etc. – then you need to have at least one of these survival multi-tools in your survival kit.