Funny story about the Leatherman muti-tool. I was doing a cooking class in Colorado. One of their blenders decided to spectacularly self destruct in the middle of a demo on raspberry coulis (sauce). Yeah, try getting that out of your ear canal, that’s fun.
Out comes the multi-tool. Screwdrivers, wire cutters and pliers to the rescue!
Then the main gas knob on their grill shattered. Again, pliers to the rescue.
At the end of the afternoon, one of the instructors asked why in the world I would have something like that in my knife kit
Seriously, did you not just watch me salvage your class?
So I have three of them. A big one in my car, a smaller one in my knife roll, and it’s twin in my gig bag. And they have corkscrews , you know, just in case.
I buy these sacks of emery boards from Amazon and always keep a few handy wherever I go: in my purse, glove compartment, desk, bass case, etc. They are the best, neatest, and easiest way to maintain your nails. I keep the index and middle finger on my right hand filed down to the fingertips; and if I ever hear my nail catching on a string, I immediately pull out an emery board and give the nails a couple swipes.