The Most Important Multitool Components For Survival

“You can have all the tools in the world but if you don’t genuinely believe in yourself, it’s useless”— Ken Jeong

Fortunately, the aforementioned quote isn’t true in the case of multitools. All you need is a good deal of research before you pick one, a pocket to carry it, and some degree of imagination to make the most of it.

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In this blog post, we shed light on some of the most important multitool components you need if you are a survival gear enthusiast or frequently go camping:


It really goes without saying that a knife should be number one on your checklist when buying a multitool. Most survival gear enthusiasts advise buying one with two knives—a straight edged blade and a serrated one.

On the other hand, a switchblade mechanism is a plus for immediate deployment (there’s more to this feature than just looking cool).

  • Open letters and packages
  • Cut ropes and strings
  • Cut vegetable and fruits
  • Serrated knives cut through wood


You might not believe it right now, but the pliers on your multitool will do the same amount of work (even more) than knives. Look for pliers that come with a wire cutting serration as well.

  • Tighten bolts
  • Extract nails
  • Cut, bend, strip wires
  • Grip objects in place


Ask a man what’s the most useful tool to him and he wouldn’t think twice before yelling out “screwdrivers!”

Although all multitools come equipped with a flathead screwdriver, you can also find some that include a Philips screwdriver.

  • Loosen or tighten screws
  • Conduct roadside car repairs
  • Lightweight screwing/unscrewing jobs


Even though you might not use it as often as you will use the knife and pliers, but a small saw can be a lifesaver in certain situations. You can cut through small pieces of woods for makeshift camps and even cut though firewood.

  • Do small crafts
  • Cut smaller tree branches
  • Key survival tool


Another tool that might not use very often, tweezers can be quite useful in emergencies. They are ideal for removing splinters and have important first aid applications.

  • Remove splinters
  • Remove fragments from injuries

There you go, we recommend looking for these key components when buying your next multitool! Stay updated with our multitool buying guide on our website.

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