After years of carrying one I decided to not bother on my trip through Africa.
Only when it snapped, was chewed and bent did I realise I'll carry one with me in future. In Namibia, temp hitting late 30's, no shade (see pic) 60kms to the nearest town, a 1/2 bottle of water and a packet of Biltong was all I had to accompany me for the 4 hour wait for some gracious bakkie driver to get me back to the town I'd came from. With a chain tool I'd have had it done in 15 minutes and been on my way..! (I was carrying spare links) it's a useless bit of kit until you need it..!!!!
The plus side..... had a great night on the piss with the bakkie driver..!
'Security is a product of one's own imagination, it does not exist in nature as a rule, life is either a daring adventure or nothing.'
Last edited by geoffshing; 20 Jul 2014 at 14:35.