Daily Desired: The Pocket-Sized Survival Kit

I carry around a lot more stuff than I should. Today's ancillary crap? Five USB cables, an emergency DSLR (no battery), and... an iPod Nano that I didn't know I still had. This tool-loaded key chain, though, might be the most useful thing I'll ever own.

The EDC Kit is inspired by the legions of OCD gadeteers who post their collections of preparedness gear on Every Day Carry. The EDC kit has five tools manufactured by mysterious firm, that Kauffman Mercantile claims is a military contractor. It sounds tough because it is: All of the tools are made out of industrial-strength steel. While, the Philips-head and flat-head screwdrivers are the tools most likely to be useful on a day-to-day basis, I'm in love with the design of the mini pry-bar. And an emergency lighter, well, I'm looking for lighter just about every day of my life. All of these tools on a key ring for only $US44? Preparedness never came so cheap. [Kauffman Mercantile]

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