2. Multi-Tool


A multi-tool (a.k.a. Leatherman) is so useful when traveling that you shouldn’t keep it in your tool kit. It deserves a place of honor in your tank bag. Good multi-tools will have a healthy combination of pliers, a knife, a can opener, a bottle opener, a corkscrew, a leather punch, a screw driver, wire cutters, scissors, nail file, a saw, a masseuse, and a lawyer (to help negotiate those speeding tickets). I’ve even eaten a meal using just a screwdriver and the multi-tool’s knife when I discovered I had lost my utensils.