It was my son's high school graduation party on the July 4th, 2014 in our backyard here in our beautiful town of Westerly, Rhode Island. It was also the day that tropical storm Arthur was to hit southern New England. Due my family's busy work schedule, we could not reschedule the party to another day. Heavy rain and severe winds could not keep us from grilling burgers, hotdogs and barbeque chicken. The previous day, I had rigged a 30 foot by 20 foot tarp from our house using clothes line rope, tent steaks and my best friend, the Leatherman Surge. Fast forward to the following day, with heavy down pours and windy conditions, the tent pegs holding the tarp started to fail and the rope lost it's tension whipping the tarp around in the wind like a rag doll. Without hesitation, I pulled out my Leatherman Surge and cut most of the cordage attached to the tent pegs and retied them to nearby trees and a fence. The party went on, everyone stayed dry thanks to the quick deployment, reliability and durability of my best friend, the Leatherman Surge, which was SOAKING wet but after a quick wipe down and oiling the next day, she showed no signs of corrosion and still to this day works like a charm! Thank you Leatherman for producing an outstanding product! The Leatherman Surge never leaves my side!