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PocketUp Mini Sort Pocket

PocketUp’s new Mini Sort Pocket is now available. This clamshell opening pocket is designed to organize small EDC items like cables, knives, lights, lighters, tools, and more.

The Mini Sort Pocket is constructed from double layer 400D nylon fabric with taped seams throughout, YKK zippers, and other mil-spec materials. It features a row of 2″ elastic loops of varying size, a zippered mesh pocket, and 2 slip pockets.

If you follow our EDC Tool Roll series, this could be a great option for a USA-made tool roll solution.

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Ratcheting T-Way Wrench from Fix It Sticks

Fix It Sticks has released their new Ratcheting T-Wy Wrench for pre-orders. The Ratcheting T-Way draws obvious inspiration from their previous tools but adds a reversible ratcheting mechanism. It has magnetic bit holders at all 3 ends and a finger disk for starting fasteners in tight spots.

The Ratcheting T-Way is on special during its pre-order phase. Check it out at FixItSticks.com.

The EDC Tool Roll: Crescent 4″ Adjustable Wrench

The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.

Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.


The way I see it, if you are going to carry something like a compact ratchet set or the incredible Knipex Pliers Wrench in your EDC Tool Roll, you also need to carry something like an adjustable wrench. You can use a set of pliers to hold a bolt in place while you tighten a nut but good hardened pliers will make a mess of the bolt with their sharp jaws. This is why my version of The EDC Tool Roll almost always includes a small adjustable wrench.

The Crescent AT24VS might be the best deal going in compact adjustable wrenches. Mine was sent to me by a friend, Dann S. in Ohio, who finds them regularly for $4-5 at local farm stores. They are often located in a bin near the registers like all good impulse buys should be. These wrenches cost more online.

The AT24VS is a drop forged wrench with machined flats. It has a smoothly turning knurl that makes adjusting the wrench easy, even with gloves. There is a laser etched scale on one side of the jaws but it is difficult to read in some light conditions. The black oxide finish on mine has held up well though, like most tools that aren’t chromed, I do put a bit of oil on it when I clean it up.

The combination of relatively comfortable handle, compact size, and easy adjustment have me reaching for this wrench fairly frequently. It might be the best bargain of the wrenches we have covered so far if you can find it the cheap farm store price.

Where to Buy:

Your best bet is to try to find this locally. Crescent brand wrenches are not hard to find and if you can find it at $4-5, it is a no-brainer. Online prices aren’t nearly as attractive but it is available on Amazon: Crescent AT24VS on Amazon

Previously Reviewed Alternatives:

  1. Channellock 804 4.5″ Adjustable Wrench
  2. Knipex Pliers Wrench (86 03 125)
  3. Lobster UM24SS Shorty Adjustable Wrench

See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll

Do you have a compact adjustable wrench that you prefer or another tool recommendation that fits The EDC Tool Roll? Tell us about it in the comments below or drop us a line on the Contact page.

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The EDC Tool Roll: Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll

The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.

Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.


If you are going to eschew multi-tools in favor of real tools, a well organized way of carrying your tools is going to make your life a lot easier. The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll may be designed with items like cables, EDC gear, and travel items in mind but I am happy to report that it works very well with actual tools.

The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll is a little bit large for pocket carry but it is doable in large pockets. I have been using it for a couple of months and found that taking some care with how to pack the tools makes a big difference. If you just stack the tools inside so that they butt up against each other when rolled, you won’t be able to roll it as tight. However, if you stagger them a bit, you can achieve a tighter roll, making the whole kit more compact.

The loops are excellent. There are 9 of them in various sizes so there should be one that works for just about any tool. They are made from heavy duty elastic that has held up well to my use. The loops are also coated with a grippy silicone strip on the inside that really grips the tools.

There are 3 wide slip pockets behind the loops. These are perfect for wider items than the loops will accept. I tuck my Chapman MFG Midget kit into one of them.

This tool roll has flaps at the top and bottom that keeps the tools from falling out when rolled. The flap does a great job of protecting other items in your pocket or bag from the hard or sharp edges found on many tools.

The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll also has a zippered pocket which is absolutely clutch. It is a great place to store driver bits or other small items that would be difficult to retain with the loops.

The closure system consists of a hook on a strap. This is simple, robust, and very adjustable. It is perfect for this application.

I have come to really like this tool roll and not just for tools. It’s great for EDC gear too. If there was a smaller version available, I would probably call it perfect.

Where to Buy:

I have never seen Bond Travel Gear in a brick and mortar store. They were recommended to me by a friend who found them on Amazon so that is where I purchased mine: Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll on Amazon

Previously Reviewed Alternatives:

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer


See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll

Do you have a tool recommendation that fits The EDC Tool Roll? Tell us about it in the comments below or drop us a line on the Contact page.

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The EDC Tool Roll: Streamlight Bandit Headlamp

The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.

Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.


I don’t know about where you live, but my official sunset time is already before 4PM and it is going to be that way for a long time. I also live in a very rural location so when the sun sets, it gets DARK. That means I put a lot of miles on flashlights, work lights, and especially head lamps. I’ve come to realize that the beam profile I need while working is different the beam profile I need when I am on the trail. When it come to work, I need a beam that is broad and bright – basically a wall of light that covers everything with light at arms length from one edge of my vision to the other. That is exactly what the Streamlight Bandit provides… and it does it with style and a great price.

The Bandit might be the ultimate pocketable work light. It is compact enough to fit in The EDC Tool Roll and light weight enough in weight to wear for hours (1.3 ounces!). It has a polycarbonate body with a removeable bracket that serves as both an attachment point for the head strap and a clip for attaching the Bandit to the brim of a cap, lip of a pocket, some helmets or even just free standing on the ground or other surface.

It is USB rechargable which is incredible for someone who uses their headlamp as much as I do. This light contains sealed 450-mAh lithium polymer battery that provides 2 hours of runtime at 180 lumens or 9+ hours at 35 lumens. There is also a blinking mode which I never use.

The user interface is simple enough. There is one button. Push it once for low and again within a couple of seconds for high, then blink. After a few seconds, the next click turns off the light. The button is pronounced enough that it can be operated with gloves on.

There are a few factors that make this the best tool light I have right now and the reason it is being included in The EDC Tool Roll series. I have already mentioned that it is very light weight and very compact. That makes it easy to carry. The simple interface makes it easy to use and the USB rechargable feature makes it easy to keep up and running. It also happens to be EXTREMELY affordable – like buy two of them, impulse buy affordable –  at less than $16 each including shipping.

But, when it comes to use as a work light, the real story here is the beam… the glorious blast radius of lumens. The Bandit uses a COB LED which is basically a broad, flat, light emitting plate. There is no lens or reflector. You have no hotspot, just smooth even light for almost 180 degrees. This means I can see every little button, knob, and gauge in the open, unlit cabin of our tractors when I am blowing snow after dark (which really tests the water and cold resistance of a light). It means I can light up an entire room or everything at my feet while walking instead of just a narrow circle. It means I work up close on equipment with the light on high without having a blinding hotspot and without having to constantly adjust the angle of the light. Of course, that broad beam comes at the cost of throw, but you can’t have it all.

So far the Bandit seems to be quite tough and, based on past experience, I am confident that Streamlight will take care of me if something goes wrong. Given their customer service and the low cost of this light, I’m not afraid to use it like a tool. In fact, the low cost has me thinking of buying a second one so I always have one to use while the other is charging.

Where to Buy:

I bought mine on Amazon because they usually have a great price on the bright yellow version of the Bandit. I think I paid a little bit more than the sub $16 price they are charging as of the time of this writing: Streamlight Bandit on Amazon

Previously Reviewed Alternatives:

Nebo Tools Work Lights


See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll

Do you have a pocketable work light that you prefer or another tool recommendation that fits The EDC Tool Roll? Tell us about it in the comments below or drop us a line on the Contact page.

The above URLs may be affiliate links.

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