Non Techie Adventure Tool

This is just a fun little gadget to have hanging off your pack.  I love knowing the temperature at a quick glance.  the comfort of having a whistle handy is great and it includes a magnifying glass with a mirror. I realize the mirror is for safety sake…but a little vanity on the trail doesn’t hurt.

I am disappointed with the LED light.  I was hoping for a strong light to be able to look into crooks and crevices of trees and rocky outhangs.  When I was venturing in the Leatherman Cave (see post on 2/17/10) and had a minor freak out about potential creatures hiding in there, the light source wasn’t powerful enough to calm my nerves.

The compass is a nice, low tech gadget, but I depend on my husband’s GPS to tell us direction.  I realize at some point I should learn navigation skills and this might provide a useful feature of the tool.

I hang this off of my backpack, but it flops too much around to keep a consistent and true temperature reading.  I need to find a better way of securing it and a zipcord to pull it closer to my lips, in case I need the whistle.  At this point, in order to use the whistle, light, magnifying class I have to unclip it.

I am happy with it and think it would make a fun gift for a person who loves gadgets at a low-cost.

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