This has nothing to do with anything controversial for a change.
I just used my diminutive keyring-sized multi-tool to fix something and I thought I would share the joy.
This is the Swiss+Tech ST53100 Micro-Max 19-in-1 Key Ring Multi-Function Pocket Tool. (UK, a bit more expensive for you lot, click HERE).
I keep one of these clipped to my backpack.
It fits in the palm of your hand and weighs only about 59 g.
As opposed to the always useful Leatherman (sent from my wish list by a friendly reader here, thanks!) which comes in at 290 g.
You can put it on a key-ring, it being key-ring size, and all.
To attach it, you open up the tool and open the little pliers, close them around the ring to which you desire to attach the gizmo, and then fold it up on itself again.
As I mentioned, I attached one to a strap on the backpack which I use as my carry-on when travelling. TSA has never given it a second glance. Now that I think of it, I haven’t ever seen Taking Scissors Away even notice it.
And for anyone looking closely, I wrangle the dangling ends of those straps on the pack with these. HERE
Very handy for those pesky loose ends.
This has been a public service announcement.