TSA-friendly camping multi-tool
THE DILEMMA: Sometimes you have to hop a plane to get to that perfect camping or hiking destination. Anyone who’s done it knows that packing gear for it that’s TSA-friendly can be challenging.
AN ANSWER: You won’t be able to get a Swiss Army knife or even a firestarter through, but Kilimanjaro’s Ascend 910055 multi-tool includes a range of components you need in a bind — without having to worry about it being confiscated at security.
The tool includes a wire stripper, long nose pliers, bottle opener, scissors, slotted screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, single-cut file and tweezers. It also includes a keychain for hanging, so you don’t have to worry about losing it in your bag of stuff.
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THE DETAILS: Like most multitools, it’s compact and lightweight. Its overall length is 5.1 inches and closed length is 3 inches, and can fit in a pocket for carrying. It weighs 2.1 ounces. It is available in green and black.
The Ascend is covered by a lifetime limited warranty from material and craftsmanship defects.
AVAILABILITY: To purchase, visit kilimanjarogear.com.
Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, Tribune News Service