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Why lug a toolbox around with you when you can have a toolbox that fits in your pocket or on a belt?
I'd never suggest that a multitool can take over the job of a proper toolkit, but a proper toolkit is only any good to you if you have it with you.
There are countless multitools on the market, ranging wildly in terms or price, quality, and features. Since I live by the adage of "buy cheap, by twice" I prefer to pay a little more and get a quality item. This is why I always carry a Leatherman tool with me. The company offers over 30 to choose from. I like my multitool to have a pair of solid pliers, decent screwdrivers, and a pair of scissors.
A data backup is something you can live without – until you need it! And backing up your precious data onto a second hard drive inside your PC just doesn't cut it any more. You need to be covered not only against drive failure, but PC failure, PC loss or theft, and total loss of your stuff from the likes of fire or flood.
To make sure you are protected from data loss from a disaster such as fire or flood you either need to have an off-site backup (either in the form of an over-the-web backup if you have the bandwidth for it, or by backing up to an external drive and taking that to a secondary location) or you need a solution that can withstand fire and flood.
ioSafe have a range of products designed to protect your data if the worst does happen. These solutions don't come cheap, but if you or your business relies on the data you have, it may be a small price to day.
Duck tape, plastic ties and superglue
All essentials for fixing things that are broken. These might seem trivial, but they won't seem that way when you need any of them!
Might be worth throwing a small can of WD40 in there too. Not only is it great for loosening stuff off, it's a fantastic water displacer and can be used – at a pinch – to dry out things like hard drives and circuit boards. It's not idea, but it does work.
(Image: Duck Brand)