Urban. Rural. Outdoors. No matter where you’re at, space is always a premium. We have to haul around a phone that doubles as a tablet, a wallet and the assorted collection of ‘stuff’ that equals an EDC, or everyday carry.

We need simplicity but access to everything. The answer to both could lie with the Jackfish Survival tool. A credit card holder that pulls double duty as a survival tool. Trust me, it looks better than the reused Altoids tin you are using.

It is nearly indestructible thanks to its hard anodised aluminum construction. No, that doesn’t mean run over it with a tractor to test the theory. Each Jackfish is 8.5mm thick and holds up to four credit cards along with tools to get you through almost any scenario.

Glasses come loose? Tighten them with the screwdriver. Always searching for a pen? One is there for quick note taking.

The Walking Dead become your new reality? We’re officially screwed, but at least you can build a fire and purify water.

I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy…

Jackfish Tools

Want a complete rundown of everything that fits within its small footprint? All the tools listed below are Kickstarter exclusive. In its retail form, the Jackfish will be sold empty.

[divider]Everyday Tools[/divider]

1. Micro screwdriver flat head 0.8mm tip
2. Titanium coated Pozi drive standard hex bit
3. Titanium coated flathead standard hex bit
4. Kingston micro SD card reader (no sd card supplied) carry copies of documents
5. True Utility Telescopic Pen + cap

[divider]Survival Tools[/divider]

1. Aluminium Whistle
2. Glass Vial
3. Windproof match
4. Firesteel 4.5mm wide
5. Spyderco Bug Knife
6. Liquid filled button compass

The team at Jackfish Survival have tested and tested some more. It isn’t a project that looks great on computer renderings and falls flat in the real world. Prototypes have already been through the CNC process and out in the wild.

free tools with the Jackfish survival holder

Kickstarting Jackfish Survival

A UK-based company, Jackfish Survival initially set the Kickstarter goal at $30,000. 25 days are left for the campaign, and the pledges are nearing $60,000. The company has already set about designing lids for the survival tool as a stretch goal.

Shipping is always a chief concern among Kickstarter backers. April 2016 is the target date for Jackfish though the company is hoping to beat that deadline.

Pricing? Two colors are available for early backers – black and grey. Each cost around $157 and come with the tools mentioned above. If you want multiples for the family, a two-pack starts at $246.

If you’re into EDC or prepping, the Jackfish is worth a look. The free tools make it worth the price – the Spyderco Bug knife retails for $20 alone. Head over to the company’s campaign page to learn more about the Jackfish and the manufacturing process behind it.

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