Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prudent Prepping: Zootility "Every Day Carry" Gift Set

The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.

Birthday Leftovers
I did receive other gifts for my birthday, besides the fantastically cool and totally awesome Assegai from Erin! One of them was the Zootility "Every Day Carry" Gift Set:
PocketMonkey® multi-tool, two Keyrounds, and a Rustico wallet. What could be better? How about the custom cutout that allows the PocketMonkey bottle opener to be used without removing the tool from the wallet! Just pull from your pocket, crack a cold one, and enjoy! Laser cut wood box makes this gift set a perfect present!
The box is wood that has been shaped, formed and routed to hold and display the gift items perfectly! This is as cool a package as I have ever seen. It's almost too good to toss out, but it is only designed to hold these three things. Pity.

Open Box and Contents

Here is the opened box, showing the inside of the lid. The credit card multi-tool is called the 'Pocket Monkey' and if you look you can see a caricature of a reclining monkey in the shape of the tool. The two key rings are flat, with serrated mating surfaces which are supposed to reduce accidental removal. The wallet is very thick leather with a piece of heavy wool felt sandwiched in the middle and is designed to hold the Pocket Monkey.

Pocket Monkey Close Up

The included functions of the Pocket Monkey are:
  • Bottle Opener
  • Straight screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Micro straight screwdriver
  • Phone Kickstand
  • Hex wrenches in common sizes
  • Orange peeler (?!?)
  • Door latch lifter (??!!??)
  • Earbud cord wrapper
  • Ruler
  • Straightedge
I don't have any regular bottles to try the opener on at the moment or screws that need tightening, so those functions will have to wait for another day. These types of tools are designed to be Emergency Use Only and while the steel is pretty stiff, I wouldn't expect it to last too long in repeated use.

That said, I really do have great friends! I'm keeping this!

The Takeaway
  • This is something I'd never buy for myself, but as a really cool gift for the right person, I'd have to think about buying one.
The Recap
  • The Gift Set is only available from Zootility directly,  but the Pocket Monkey is available from Amazon for $12.99 and is Prime eligible.
  • Nothing else was purchased this week

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