Bring a Swiss Army Knife – Packing tip

The usefulness of a Swiss army knife or other similar utility tool can not be understated.

Beyond the obvious uses of the available tools like the can and bottle openers and the knife and scissors to open packaging, there are also several other potential uses:

  • The point of the knife is an effective screwdriver for very small screws like those seen on the battery doors of many electronic devices (fresh batteries also being an essential item to pack).
  • The scissors are strong enough to cut the binding of a spiral notebook if it comes undone.

Just be sure not to store it in your carry-on luggage — the TSA will confiscate your precious tool!