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    3 season
    1. small medical scissors
    2. tick key
    2. single blade, tiny, swiss army knife

    winter
    I do bring a full leatherman on winter solo backpacking trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic View Post
    I just carry the Leatherman Style (.7 oz).
    I carry the Style CS but I think it's more like 1.2 oz. I picked up a new Gerber and it only weighs 2.2 but feels like a brick.

    I find more uses for scissors than pliers. I just wish the screwdriver was a bit wider.

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    Useless? no. Excessively heavy for the task? Yes

    Examine what functions you need to perform then get the lightest tool that'll do the job. i.e. I need something to grip a hot cooking pot, cut cheese and masonry twine, open cans and occasional longnecks. The end result was a Gerber Bear Grylls mini camp knife, a cutout corner of a silicone cupcake thingie, and a P-38 style can opener. Saved 3 oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLe View Post
    . . . For long distance solo hiking, a small knife with scissors is sufficient, bonus that mine includes a little tweezers . . . for me I guess it's 95+ % of the time a tiny knife is plenty.
    +1

    I would always have some kind of scissors and a small blade, which could just be a razor blade or dermasafe knife, but have not found the rest of the multitool components to be things I ever need.

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    psyculman;

    It says on Leatherman website that this one is TSA compliant.


    Hi...


    I fly AMTRAK...everything is compliant...!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flemdawg1 View Post
    Saved 3 oz.
    My Gerber multi-tool was 12.1. The Style CS is 1.2. I'm content with the weight savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    Now, how will I cut the cheese?
    Just hike your leg up to one side and let er' go.
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    I brought this .9oz knife with me and eventually ended up sending it home because I just wasn't using it.
    http://www.crkt.com/PECKin-the-Dark-...zor-Sharp-Edge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Murphy View Post
    3 season
    2. tick key
    Ticks are a huge issue on the AT I'd recommend carrying a little bit of doxycycline. If you're worried about the weight leave your water purification home, you're way more likely to need this.

    http://www.manchesternh.gov/website/...ck%20bites.pdf

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    If it's a gunfight...
    Biggie

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    Sure why not,they are lighter than my SAK at 3 1/2 oz. I kinda like those at 2.?" thats nice and compact.
    I hike for hikin'

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    have you ever needed these things on a hike? if so, then take it, if not, leave it home. If you got into a situation that you did need something like this, and didn't have it, how would you manage the situation?

    As for TSA - they are so weird, I can take a 4 inch sharp pointy scissors on board but not a 1 inch pocket knife! I can do a lot of damage with a 4 inch scissors. I can carry on a 12 inch long knitting needle, but not a hiking pole.

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    Razor blade, tick key, and my spoon have served me just fine.

    Razor blade for opening food, tick key for the obvious, amd my spoon for breaking apart hard food.

    This isn't the PCT people you'll be ok.

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    I carry a folding Opinel (#6 maybe? Can never remember), tick key and that's all I've ever needed.

    I've sometimes brought a Leatherman Squirt PS4 instead of a normal lightweight blade. Useful but small pliers, fairly worthless knife and decent scissors. Really the only important addition is the pliers which I've found useful about 2 times total.

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    yes - it is completely useless - a tiny pair of tweezers in your first aid zip lock and a very small sharp light-weight pocket knife is plenty

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    Borrow a multitool from the hiker with the big pack. I'm sure there's quite a few around.

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    If you don't carry a tool like that, then what do you carry?

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    Usually I would say too heavy but 1.58oz isnt bad if you think you will actually use it.
    My name is Greg and I think I am becoming a gram weenie !

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    Les Stroud seems to find many uses for his leatherman,but he ain't no thru hiker either.....

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    One question:

    "What EXACTLY will use this item for?"

    If you cannot answer that question, it has no business being in your pack, no matter how much it weighs.

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