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Most of the stuff in Gerber's "Bear Grylls" survival kit but the fire starter and cable saw kick butt! Yeah, I bought one , I learned the hard way.

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The stupid corkscrew on nearly every multitool and Swiss Army knife I own. While I'm sure I could come up with a use for one, I have yet to find myself lost at a wine tasting party.
I use the crap out of mine, it works great for cleaning hardened slicone sealer out of the end of the tube.
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YES - all corkscrews attached to knives must be destroyed! Or wait, they'll bend and destroy themselves.
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That wire and keyring 'chainsaw' that might cut a 2" limb off a tree in a day or two.
That's if you have twenty or thirty of them. They break after about the tenth stroke.
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That's if you have twenty or thirty of them. They break after about the tenth stroke.

I have one thats 10 years old and still going strong, just a cheap coghlans

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The corkscrew on a swiss army knife is perfect for doing leather or canvas sewing. I use it all the time to tighten my stitching. It is so comfortable and pulls just right. I couldn't make something better for tightening my leather sewing when I use an awl on heavy leather.
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There are at least two different designs of those commando wire saws. One that is basically hard grit on a wire that doesn't work well, and one with spike like projections that do a fair job.
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A one man tent. It leaked. Darn near impossible to get dressed in one. No room for anything else. Turned into a miserable night.
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A diesel tractor when you are out of fuel.
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the bear grylis thing killed me and i totally agree what a tool as to useless i still got my hollow handle rambo knife lol dont use it cause it is a piece of %#% and wont keep an edge i dont have the wire saw tho that broke almost immediately i find most of that cheap stuff is crap wou;d use it if i had to if it would save my ass............but spend money on it or waste space lugging it around........hell no
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almost a les stroud harmonica, whew
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I too had one of those cheap $10 survival knives, hollow handle, compass lid........lasted me about 20 mins. as a teenager.
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Knock off parachute cord.
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That wire and keyring 'chainsaw' that might cut a 2" limb off a tree in a day or two.

They are also quick and silent weapons for choke/killing people from behind.
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Shake lights, crank lights and crank up radio's.
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In my experience, most multi tools seem like a great idea, but in practice I only ever seem to use them as pliers. Once in a blue moon I'll use a pocket knife blade or screw driver, but the bottle opener, corkscrew, little 4 inch saw blade, etc never seem to get used.
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Alcohol stoves. Compared to weight, white gas/Coleman or modern burners much more effective, less wind sensitive.
Most folding saws.
collapsable cups.
metal flasks. Hard to clean.
Matches.
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A woman....
Oh really? My woman cooks from scratch, bakes from scratch, cans food, gardens, raises my children, is a Physical Therapist, sews, crochets, knits, does laundry, dishes, vacuums, sweeps, gives me lovin', and provides body warmth when I am cold.

Maybe your woman is worthless, mine is worth more than gold!
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I had one of these credit card survival tools when i was a teenager, and found that the only thing it was good for was opening beers.

Well twenty years later it is still for sale in a "mall ninja" catalog:
http://budk.com/Outdoor-Sports/11-Fu...-Survival-Tool

Anyone else have a good example of a worthless survival tool?

Great thread and way funny.

I couldn't help but laugh because I have one of em', but mine is way cooler
Never could figure what to use the tool on but it looked like you could survive anything with this

The lighter is pretty nice and the tool thingy fits in a pocket built on the front of the lighter.....you could survive world war three with this baby.
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Honestly, most any first aid kit you can find at the grocery/convenience store is pretty worthless. They give you a few gauze strips, some wet-naps, and about 200 bandaids in assorted shapes and sizes, most of which are only useful for paper cuts and pin-pricks. Then of course they want to sell it for $29.99 as a "200+ piece FIRST-AID KIT!"
I've probably used way more than 200 band aids in my lifetime. I think they're pretty important.
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The gerber gator jr. knife. The "steel" is worthless.
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