Juicy Tale from Malawi
As I was packing for my 3 month internship with a research organization doing field work in Malawi, Africa, I re-discovered my long neglected Juice S2. I have carried it all over the world but for the most part, it has stayed safely tucked away in my backpack while it's macho cousin, the Wave, did all the heavy lifting. However, I knew that on this trip I would spend a lot of time working and not too much time hacking my way through the wilderness or fixing up camp food. I reluctantly left my Wave behind and brought the Juice along.
When I arrived in Malawi (in the south-east of Africa, neighboring on Mozambique and Zambia), I was immediately put to work. My main task on the first day was to pull apart questionnaires, add contact info forms, and staple them back together. This job was made more interesting/painful by the poorly made staple remover that I was given. My frustrations increased when, 2 hours in, one handle of the staple remover broke off leaving me with several hundred questionnaires... and my finger nails. That's when I remembered my Juice (and I wish I had thought of it earlier). I whipped my S2 out of my bag, opened up the pliers, and set to work pulling out staples. The multi-tool worked so well that I managed to finish the task in only a few more hours. This thoroughly impressed my new boss who praised both my speed and ingenuity (thank you Leatherman!) and guaranteed that the next task assigned to me was 1) more complicated and 2) more interesting. My boss even suggested that next year she would buy a few Leatherman tools for the project.
I am now 3 weeks into my 3 month stay and I am sure of one thing: I will never go anywhere without my Juice again! Thank you Leatherman for getting me off to a good start all the way over here in Malawi, Africa. :D
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