Two Times Around the World
I have owned my Leatherman Charge for 7 years and Wave for 10 years. They both have gone to Thailand, Japan, Kuwait, Korea, United Arab of Emirates just to name a few. Let's just say I never leave home without them.
There was one time I remember quite well when I was on an exercise in Chitose, Japan. It was in the middle of winter and it was colder than hell. We just got our sat-comm van up and running (on the bird is what we called it) and the dual generators fuel pump went out. The exercise was going to be a failure, so I started looking for anything I could use to get the sat-comm van up and running. I saw a 5 ton truck, some blue Japanese Garden Hose, and some hose clamps on an old hot water heater. My Leatherman and me "borrowed" the blue garden hose and hooked it up our 5 ton truck's fuel pump to the generators, ran power from the batteries on the sat-comm van to power the fuel pump and we were back on the Bird. The Mission was a success and I received a medal for getting it done. I could not have done it if I didn't have my trustee Leatherman by my side.