While doing countless hours of reading and watching preparedness videos on Youtube (add Youtube link there), the most common brand in multi-tools that others used was Leatherman. After getting my list (link to preparedness list) together of what items I had, and what I needed to purchase, I hopped my happy self over to Amazon.com (insert affliate link) and started browsing. My, oh my, was I in for a sticker shock!
A good multi-tool is usually one of the first items on anyone’s preparedness list, mine included, so I was very disheartened at the price of the Leatherman brand. Being on a strict budget, I couldn’t rationalize spending over 1/3 of my budget on one item, no matter how good the item was. So I compromised. I purchased a off brand multi-tool from a large outdoor retailer, and started saving and watching for sales for a Leatherman. With three B.O.B.s to fill, my plan was to keep what I had and fill the others with better quality as I could.
For Christmas, my hubby bought me a Gerber multi-tool. This is a great tool and I loved the fact that I had one more item crossed off of my list (link list again). As fantastic as the Gerber tool is, my fingers kept typing Leatherman into the “search” bar on all of my favorite retail sites.
Last week I hit the jackpot! After watching one of my favorite YouTubers (he was talking about the Leatherman Micra and how versatile it is and how great of a tool it is, especially paired with a larger multi-tool), I decided to check out Ebay. Low and behold, I found a seller that was selling the Micra (slightly used) for a below half the cost of new! SCORE!
I busted out my dusty Paypal account and hit the purchase button!
Today, my Micra arrived and I am thrilled with it! The scissors are fantastic and I can definitely see how the reviews are positive! I’m planning on carrying it in addition to my Gerber! It’s small, fairly lightweight, and built to take some use!
At approximately 2.5 inches in length while closed, it’s on the small side, but it packs a large variety of useful tools. Feature wise, the tool has:
- Flathead screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Knife Blade
- Ruler marks
- Small screwdriver/ Awl
- Bottle opener
- Nail cleaner
- Small O-ring for attaching to keyring etc.
For now I’m ecstatic that I have great tools without breaking my budget!