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6 Essential Pieces Of Gear T&P Readers Swear By (And 1 You Can’t Get In Stores) | Task & Purpose

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Every grunt and their mother has that one piece of equipment they cannot live without. Forget ultra complicated or batshit insane everyday carry kit: that one essential piece of gear that U.S. military veterans rely on is, as Tim O’Brien put it in The Things They Carry, is “largely determined by necessity” — and typically the best tool to accomplish those necessary challenges is the simplest one.

We asked our community of veterans about the gear they rely on in their day-to-day lives. Here are their top picks (and some suggestions from our staff):

Leatherman Wave

There’s a reason Leatherman is synonymous with “multi-tool,” much to the chagrin of Swiss Army knife maker Victorinox AG: The stainless steel tools are durable and versatile. The Wave model, in particular, is a Leatherman fan favorite with a history of reliability.

Source: 6 Essential Pieces Of Gear T&P Readers Swear By (And 1 You Can’t Get In Stores) | Task & Purpose

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