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    VIDEO: Leatherman Sidekick Review – GREAT Mid Range, Medium Duty EDC Multitool

VIDEO: Leatherman Sidekick Review – GREAT Mid Range, Medium Duty EDC Multitool

A quick review of the Leatherman Sidekick which is made in Portland, Oregon USA. It’s one multi-tool that we recommend and endorse wholeheartedly. Buy yours online for $119.50 AUD (13% off RRP) from Wild Earth: *** Using this affiliate link supports Ultimate Survival Gear as we receive a small commission (about 8%) for products purchased through Wild Earth.***

By |February 23rd, 2016|Multitools|0 Comments|
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    Gerber Crucial Multitool: Great for Urban Survival/Emergency Preparedness?

Gerber Crucial Multitool: Great for Urban Survival/Emergency Preparedness?

By Firefighter John

Out of the range of multi tools Gerber has produced over the years, one of the most minimalistic and basic is the Gerber Crucial. The Gerber Crucial is available in several different colours including Green, Grey and Black and usually has a carabineer as an addon. However, there is an option of purchasing the Crucial which has a strap cutter instead of the carabineer. Today I’ll be reviewing the Black version of the Gerber Crucial with the strap cutter option.

The Gerber Crucial is made out of 7crMov17 stainless steel. Coming out of the packaging, it took opening the pliers about 15 times before it was smooth to open, more on this later. The common theme running throughout the Gerber multitool range is that all the tools are accessible without having to open up the pliers and the Crucial is no exception. There are basically 5 tools on the Crucial including the Phillips and flat head screwdriver, the strap cutter, knife and pliers. Let’s begin with the pliers.

As aforementioned, it took around 15 times at opening the pliers to make them easier to access. The pliers are not spring loaded and they have a bite of 36mm when fully opened. My initial thoughts of the needle point pliers were that they were very light and would not cope with any tough tasks. I was pleasantly surprised when was able to use the pliers with maximum pressure to clasp old rusted bolt heads whilst using a shifter to unscrew them. The needle point on the pliers enables them to be used in finer tasks and the wire cutters are strong and fine enough to snip lower poundage fishing line and medium gauge wire. The […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Multitools|0 Comments|

Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool – Rugged, Ergonomic, Innovative

Today we’re going to take a look at the Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool. I have personally owned one of these for over 3 years now and carry it as an EDC item and it has held up very well. Having said that, I’m not going to let my personal opinion get in the way of the actual facts.
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool comes with a military-grade, mildew resistant, nylon sheath and a waterproof Bear Grylls’ Priorities of Survival guide which is pretty standard among Bear Grylls’ line of survival products.

Ok, so let’s jump straight in. The Bear Grylls Ultimate Multitool is based on the Gerber Suspension multitool – the only difference being the fact that the BG version has his logo on it. The product specifications on Gerber’s website state that the Bear Grylls multitool has 12 stainless-steel, weather resistant components including needle nose pliers, fine edge knife, serrated knife, saw, phillips screwdriver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener, can opener, scissors, wire cutters. This array of tools is more than enough to handle a wide range of everyday DIY tasks and even urban survival. The multitool has an ergonomic, textured rubberised grip which maximises comfort and reduces slippage. One great feature of this multiool is that the pliers come with a spring loaded jaw for simplified single-handed usage. Another great feature is Gerber’s patented Safe.T.Plus System which enhances user safety by locking components when in use – no more worrying about losing your fingers when using the blade! This system is unique in that many other multitools on the market do not come with this important safety feature.

The multitool weighs in at 249 g which is very light and […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Multitools|0 Comments|