The Top Multi-Purpose Tools for Your Next Adventure

Victorinox Swiss Army Camper

$36.00, 3.5 inches
Good for: camping

This company has been producing top-grade knives and tools since 1884. Their newer items don't disappoint. The Camper is a stainless steel tool that fits easily into your pocket for quick access at the campsite or on the trail. A large and small blade are hidden inside, along with a corkscrew, can opener, small screwdriver, wire striper, tweezers for pesky splinters, a toothpick, wood saw and key ring so you can clip it on and go.

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Gerber Fit Light Tool

$41.00, 4 inches
Good for: backpacking

Ever get stuck in the dark trying to find your headlamp or open a bottle by firelight? The Gerber Fit Light Tool solves that problem by combining a 10-component tool with a 22 Lumen LED light. The tool folds in like a pocketknife. It is a little bulkier than others without the extra flashlight.

Leatherman Squirt PS4

$30.00, 2.25 inches
Good for: camping

The stainless Leatherman Squirt is a tiny tool, 2.25 inches when closed, but doesn't skimp on features and durability. The small multi-tool includes a key-ring attachment, spring-action needle nose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, knife, scissors, Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, wood and metal file and a medium screwdriver.

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Mattie Schuler

Mattie Schuler is a journalist who writes, edits and reports for magazines and websites. She currently focuses on topics that include the outdoor industry, outdoor recreation and gear, adventure sports, health and fitness, yoga, parenting and travel. In her free time, Mattie enjoys snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, yoga, cooking and reading lots of books and magazines.
Mattie Schuler is a journalist who writes, edits and reports for magazines and websites. She currently focuses on topics that include the outdoor industry, outdoor recreation and gear, adventure sports, health and fitness, yoga, parenting and travel. In her free time, Mattie enjoys snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, yoga, cooking and reading lots of books and magazines.

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