I’ve always maintained that there’s nothing like the right tool for the job! But with today’s crazes, some tools try to combine too much, and don’t necessarily do any one thing well. There is an age-old saying that “less is more” which can be applied in many areas, especially regarding reliability. Generally, the fewer the moving parts, the less chances for failure. Renaissance scientists defined the six classical simple machines as the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw. Within modern machines are found these elements. So, when you choose a tool, especially for survival, think reliability, durability, and safety… your life may depend on it!