My wife and I had long discussions about why I was adamant about including a multi-tool in the college safety kit – Bag of Courage. She didn’t see how it connected to being courageous. So, I decided to devote a whole week to proving her wrong and I won. I assembled an IKEA shelf, I cut cardboard, hung a frame, I used the scissors for multiple of her requests, opened an Amazon box, removed a nail from a bike tire, tightened screws on a drawer and I even used the pliers to reach for a lost item in between a car seat. This doesn’t even include emergencies!
Bottomline: Every college-bound student should really have a multi-tool. It can not only be used for emergency situations, but it is perfect for everyday repairs and fixes.
I picked out this compact, robust,well-designed, stainless steel product with 7 tools including flat-head pliers, flat-nose pliers, wire-stripper, knife, Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, saw, bottle opener and scissors. It also comes will a little black case.
You will be surprised how many times you will use this handy dandy tool – and it’s kind of cute, too. I challenge you to be creative in how many different ways you can use it! Show us your courage by posting a picture and tagging @bagofcourage.
Sewing is not for the dark ages.
I threw the sewing kit in as a tribute to my mother-in-law. Back in the old days, we had to take a sewing class in junior high school and she was my teacher. It Was probably meant to be, because I have had to use a button, needle threader, thread and safety pin hundreds of times.
Believe it or not, a sewing kit is an emergency tool. Really, you can sew on button or use the needle and thread when you have an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. You can stitch a cut, I know, sounds gross, but it happens if you love
the outdoors or play sports. You can even remove a splinter or pop a blister. (I tried to get my daughter to demonstrate the last three for a quick video, but she graciously declined.)