You know your multi-tool has many uses—that’s why you have one. But you can never know the many, unexpected ways that it can save the day.
Again, that’s the whole point. Your multi-tool is something you can always carry, so you don’t have to plan for those unexpected outdoor mishaps. You’ll simply have the tool to deal with them.
We’re only scratching the surface here, but these are some unexpected ways that your multi-tool might save the day while you’re exploring the great outdoors.
Hang a tarp in the rain
Camping is a relaxing way to escape the grind of daily life to enjoy peace and solitude—until the clouds roll in and suddenly your idyllic campsite is being drenched. Stringing up a tarp in the trees is a great way to have shelter on hand, in the event of inclement weather. You can still enjoy the open air while staying dry, and you won’t track mud into the tent where you sleep.
If you’ve got a multi-tool on hand, you can cut rope or twine for your rainy day shelter in no time.
Travel light for road trips
If you’re hitting the highway to find outdoor adventure, chances are you’re trying to keep life simple. No airport security lines, no wifi (turn off that phone!), and just the stuff you can fit in your trunk.
A multi-tool is a must-have for any road trip, whether you’re moving into your van for a cross-country adventure, or going car camping for the weekend. Your multi-tool can help you make simple auto-repairs without a heavy toolbox and fix all types of day-to-day problems that inevitably happen on the road. Traveling lighter will allow you to focus on enjoying the scenery and making it to your next outdoor excursion.