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    Hi all

    I don't know about anyone else but I love Multi Tools just as much as flashlights.

    Especially the Leatherman products.

    I owned the original Leatherman multi tool for years and now own the Super Tool 300.

    I also own the Leatherman Squirt mini multi tool that is keychain sized.

    I don't leave home ever without a flashlight and multi tool.

    Does anyone else geek out about multi tools and think they go hand in hand with flashlights?

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    Default Re: Equally Useful Gadgets that go well with Flashlights

    I've always been fascinated by flashlights, batteries, and lightbulbs of all kinds. I have a couple multi tools and could easily become obsessed with them, too, but I only have so many pockets and my wife says the fanny pack doesn't match the rest of my ensemble.

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    An EMF detector

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    An EMF detector


    Yes I have a leatherman Juice s2 and it is nice but sort of heavy for the pockets. If I am going to carry a multitool I will usually grab the victoranox farmer alox which is also very nice.

    Most days though I will just travel with a preon 2 and a benchmade either 940 or 527. I am starting to build up my knife collection.

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    Default Re: Equally Useful Gadgets that go well with Flashlights

    On my keychain, I have a Leatherman Micra next to my Fenix SS LD01.

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    I always seem to be needing a knife of some sort so I usually grab either my Spyderco Resilience or go old school with my SAK. I usually have a decent pen and USB thumb drive with me as well.

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    I carry a benchmade 470 every step I take. It's with me moreso than a light. It's just more important and used more. That knife is awesome and I'd be happy to only own that and never another one. Ever. Multitools are good, but I have a sort-of sick obsession with using the best possible tool for every job, which usually isn't a multi tool. Instead, I have several COMPLETE tool sets. One in my home, one in my work truck, and a decent set in my personal vehicle. When I need tools, I usually have exactly what I need. While I do keep a multitool in my car, it doesn't see much use. I've had it 4 years and probably used 4 times. I understand someones desire to carry one, but for me the best ones are too large and bulky. If they made one as slim and light as my benchmade (similar to the one pictured above) I'd probably reconsider and carry it from time to time, but I'd do nothing but find faults with it, because I'm just weird like that.

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    I am thinking a Glock with a flashlight attached to it!

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    If you folks aren't familiar with it, you might want to check out edcforums (dot) com

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    Also everyday-carry.com/ is a cool website which shows what people carry with them. I think it is pretty neat to see the different configurations that people carry.

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    I EDC very light-weight. I have an office job and wear slacks and a dress shirt, so nothing bulky. I get by with an ITP A3 and Swiss-Tech Utilikey on my keychain. That's plenty for me.

    Outside of work, it's usually just my keychain. If I wanted more I would go with a 14500-powered AA light (haven't made the 123 leap yet) and my new Gerber Crucial multi tool.

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    I try to usually have a Zippo and black-inked SS pen pocketed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmyname View Post
    Swiss-Tech Utilikey on my keychain
    I had the the 19-in-1 micro and I have to say that it's less than useful, especially the pliers. Might have a look at the 8-in-1 utility key though. Already have a small swiss army knife and two thumb screwdrivers

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    I never feel comfortable without a flashlight, knife, and Zippo on my person.

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    I use a Leatherman Style CS on my keychain, as well as one of those button battery leds that illuminationgear sends with the purchase. Apart from that I don't really travel without an mp3 player (Sansa Clip Zip with rockbox firmware) that I use to listen to audiobooks. Since I started doing that to fill my commuting time, I've "read" about 20 books, where I never found the time to read books otherwise.
    I used to edc a camera as well (Canon Powershot G7 with CHDK firmware), but now I'm looking at either an S95 or something compact like that. Maybe also a fold-up tripod that Manfrotto sells. Ideally I'd get a Fuji X100 but that's still on the big size and would need a bag/pouch which mildly defeats the pocketability of it.

    Why oh why are purses limited to girls only

    On that topic: hands up who uses their girlfriend as a mule to hold your stuff in her purse sometimes?

    "honey, can you keep my keys with you for a bit?"
    "also, my wallet?"
    "also, this other crap I had in my pocket?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gglockner View Post
    I am thinking a Glock with a flashlight attached to it!
    How about a flashlight with a Glock attached to it.

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    "An EMF detector"

    Why? I mean, I'm sure you have a very valid and great reason. Not trying to be rude or anything, I just wouldn't personally put it in the same categories as car keys, mobile phone and flashlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo180 View Post
    "An EMF detector"

    Why? I mean, I'm sure you have a very valid and great reason. Not trying to be rude or anything, I just wouldn't personally put it in the same categories as car keys, mobile phone and flashlight.


    Why not? you can't exactly EDC a multi-tool here unless you remove the blade can you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M@elstrom View Post
    Why not? you can't exactly EDC a multi-tool here unless you remove the blade here can you?
    Fair enough. I bought one a few months ago actually. Used it for a day when I was replacing some old power points (shh.. don't tell the council).

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    Exactly... you'd be surprised at the multitude of things that radiate EM fields


    PLUS


    I was hinting at those who like to mix EMF detectors, flashlights and creepy locations together... hint hint
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    Multi-level redundancy...


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    Multi-level redundancy...
    What kind of benchmade is that? I don't think I have ever seen one like that.

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    Not sure of the model number, it's 15? yrs old... but I think it was one of the first axis locks.


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    Default Re: Equally Useful Gadgets that go well with Flashlights

    Quote Originally Posted by M@elstrom View Post
    Exactly... you'd be surprised at the multitude of things that radiate EM fields


    PLUS


    I was hinting at those who like to mix EMF detectors, flashlights and creepy locations together... hint hint
    haha sounds intriguing. not following but i'm sure some people will. interesting for an outsider to think of the possibilities of why you'd be in this situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by reppans View Post
    Not sure of the model number, it's 15? yrs old... but I think it was one of the first axis locks.

    Nice! I also like that Ladybug.

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    My wife gave me the Leatherman Micra for Christmas about 14 years ago. Have had it ever since (although I thought I'd lost it a few times!), and carrry it every day.

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    I have one of my knives on me more than anything else (if I have pockets), next a pistol, and then a flashlight. I have a smallish light on my keys, gotta have light. Each of those- I find addictive.

    AND, at work I have (in addition to required PPE) a flashlight, a knife AND a Gerber multi-tool (in a holster), they do not allow my pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnG7 View Post
    I have one of my knives on me more than anything else (if I have pockets), next a pistol, and then a flashlight. I have a smallish light on my keys, gotta have light. Each of those- I find addictive.

    AND, at work I have (in addition to required PPE) a flashlight, a knife AND a Gerber multi-tool (in a holster), they do not allow my pistol.
    lots of people here seem to regularly carry flickblades and firearms. makes me wonder how safe i am when i'm walking down the street, unless of course you're a cop.

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    haha sounds intriguing. not following but i'm sure some people will. interesting for an outsider to think of the possibilities of why you'd be in this situation
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    P38 can opener

    The ultimate multi tool!




    1. Can Opener
    2. Seam Ripper
    3. Screwdriver
    4. Clean Fingernails
    5. Cut Fishing Line
    6. Open Paint Cans
    7. Window Scraper
    8. Scrape Around Floor Corners
    9. Digging
    10. Clean Out Groove on Tupperware lids
    11. Reach in and Clean Out Small Cracks
    12. Scrape Around Edge of Boots
    13. Bottle Opener
    14. Gut Fish (in the field)
    15. Scale Fish (in the field)
    16. Test for 'Doneness' When Baking on a Camp Fire
    17. Prying Items
    18. Strip Wire
    19. Scrape Pans in the Field
    20. Lift Key on Flip Top Cans
    21. Chisel
    22. Barter
    23. Marking Tool
    24. Deflating Tires
    25. Clean Sole of Boot/Shoe
    26. Pick Teeth
    27. Measurement
    28. Striking Flint
    29. Stirring Coffee
    30. Puncturing Plastic Coating
    31. Knocking on Doors
    32. Morse Code
    33. Box Cutter
    34. Opening Letters
    35. Write Emergency Messages
    36. Scratch an Itch
    37. Save as a Souvenir
    38. Rip Off Rank for On-the-Spot Promotions
    39. Bee sting removal tool (scrape off w/ blade)
    40. Knife sharpener
    41. shuck oysters

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