What’s Your Favorite Leatherman Tool?

You Gotta Love Leatherman!

Leatherman has millions of fans for their legendary “multi purpose tools.” As a connoisseur of Leatherman products I know there is a good reason for that: They are quite simply the best. My personal favorite, the multi-tool I truly cannot live without, is the “Micra.”

My favorite Leatherman Tool

This is a pocket sized power house with a usefulness quotient that cant be beat. Since it is so small and lightweight, you are going to have it in your pocket and the uses you will find for it, just because its there, are astounding. Gardening: Need to dead head a few flowering plants? Cut back to stimulate growth? Trim some dead growth? Your needs are met! Fishing: Cuts the limpest braided line, trims mono with ease, cuts bait, rinse it off and its good as new! Home repairs: See a loose screw?  Tighten it as you are walking by, Need a knife? of course there is a razor sharp knife blade as well as a nail file.

Great Pocket Garden Tool

Great Pocket Garden Tool

I don’t think that any other company comes close to the design perfections of Team Leatherman. Other companies may have strong, good looking functional tools with sharp blades and other useful accessories, but Leatherman always excels with comfort during use, as well as strength and great looks.

The Micra has some true innovation in its design.

Flat Phillips Tool

Flat Phillips Tool

One feature is a “flat” phllips screwdriver. This is brilliant on Leatherman’s behalf. Since the tool is so small a regular phillips head would have to be too small to be usable on a lot of screw heads. The solution? Flatten it! It works on many sizes of phillips screws, and despite the Micra’s small size, its tough stainless steel build can handle an impressive amount of torque. The Flat head screw driver tool has the added benefit of a bevel which makes it usefull for small scraping and even chiseling chores. The bottle opener also has a sharp awl end for hole punching. The tweezers are attached and have cutting ends as well for an embedded splinter.

Combo Bottle Opener and Awl

Combo Bottle Opener and Awl

Need to measure something? A metric and standard rule is stamped on the outside edge. and last but not least, a view of the tool in it’s “pocket” state. All Together there are are 10 suprisingly rugged tools contained in this 2 1/2 inch package.  Its one of leatherman’s most popular tools.   It also comes in colors now too!  I’ve bought many Micras because like i said, I cant live without one in my pocket and I’ve lost a few at airports to the security people,  a couple fell overboard when fishing,

 

Micra All Ready for Your Pocket or Purse

Micra All Ready for Your Pocket or Purse

 

You can check out all the Leatherman tools at Photon Light.  I realize that for some, the Micra might not be enough of a tool. Which ever Leatherman you choose, you know you will be getting an excellent quality, balanced, comfortable Multi tool. Photon light also has some really neat flashlights.  At least stop by and visit them and see if you see anything you like.  I am an affiliate for them, I might make buck fifty if you buy a Micra or other leatherman from them, but i actually shopped around a lot before I chose Photon light to work with on this. They’ve got great pricing and are cool people who like cool stuff.. like us!

Leatherman Multi-Tools

 

 

Kayak Anglers: New Fishing Paddle!

I love million dollar ideas that work! Check out this new paddle for kayak anglers! Its called the ” hand paddle” made by Backwater PaddlesThe Kayak Anglers Dream I discovered these little gems today after writing an article about choosing the right kayak for fishing on  my hub page,check it out here!

I was amazed by this paddle!  I’d just been out kayaking and fishing yesterday in a tight spot surrounded by mangroves. With the hand paddle you just stow your big paddle in your paddle keeper and use the hand paddle to maneuver in tight spots. I admit I dont have one yet but i will very soon i can promise you that!   Check out the video below on how it’s used.  The hook on the paddle is very cool because it serves as a boat hook when you want to reach out and grab a dock or that mangrove that caught your lure.  In the mean time you use it to make those minor corrections that almost always need to be done right after you’ve made the perfect cast.  Its almost impossible to stay positioned without getting the big ole paddle out of your lap and trying to move your boat around.. the hand paddle is the answer!  Read more about the Piranha and Predator at NativePaddler.com.  You can even buy them there!

Pinellas County Park Ft Desoto Has Something For Everyone

Planning a vacation in Florida this year? Don’t leave without a visit to Ft Desoto Park at the southern most tip of Pinellas County. Ft Desoto is the flagship of Pinellas County Parks. Its huge, and encompasses many “bests” for outdoor recreation in Florida. The boat ramp, with massive capacity, A campground with a waterfront camping experience that is very hard to leave, one of the best dog beaches in the country, a fishing paradise, with or without a boat, kayak and canoeing that cant be beat, beaches that go for miles, 2 fishing piers, facilities galore for shady picnicking, parties and more, a paved, walking, biking, rollerblading walkway around the entire park, plus a real fort! Pinellas County also works very hard to make every bit of the park accessible for all to enjoy. WOW!
Campsite View Ft Desoto The Campground at Ft Desoto is a camping experience that many long for. The waterfront sites are always in demand and for good reason. If you brought your water toys, kayaks, etc, you can pull them up on shore right at your site, jump on anytime and go out and catch trout for dinner. *best spot for trout? paddle out to the floating bouys to the left of the island, anchor on the edge and cast in to the channel, its a cant miss spot! Sunsets are beautiful and there will be tears on the day you leave! Well built, clean restrooms, showers, laundry are located conveniently near each site. Reservations can be made online 7 months out and there are pictures of EACH site! Visit The official site here

The Beaches at Ft Desoto have once again in 2009 been voted NUMBER ONE in the country!

Ft Desoto Beach As Far as You Can see

Ft Desoto Beach As Far as You Can see

There are massive paved parking areas and you are also allowed to pull off the road at many points for a more private beach experience. Pavilions abound for parties or reunions. Many beach weddings are performed as well, with the facilities to back them up.

The park wide paved trail, is enjoyed by many biking, walking, roller blade users.

Paved Trail at Ft Desoto Park enjoyed by walkers, bikers, and roller blade lovers(photo by Jake LeClaire)

Paved Trail at Ft Desoto Park enjoyed by walkers, bikers, and roller blade lovers(photo by Jake LeClaire)

The trail provides a great way to observe the many water birds that live and feed in the area. Winters are a wonderful birding opportunity because so many species call Ft Desoto their Winter home!

Birdiing at Ft Desoto Park

Birdiing at Ft Desoto Park

Kids find many interests at Ft Desoto

Kids find many interests at Ft Desoto

Can’t wait to hear about your trip to Ft Desoto Park in Pinellas County Florida! How many fish did you catch? What kind of birds did you see? What kinds of people did you meet? Please post your comments!

As always, have an interesting day!

Beclecto