Anyone looking for multitool at MEC will be SOL (my apologies)
Dear lovers of multi-purpose tools. Consider this a bit of an apology.
This week I dropped into Mountain Equipment Co-op to pick up some rope and check out an item I mentioned previously in the blog.
In March I raved about a survival kit I wanted to purchase from a New Hampshire company called the SOL Origin. The nifty orange case contains a compass, knife, LED light, quickstart fire-starting tinder, heavy-test braided nylon cord, stainless-steel wire, and an emergency sewing and fishing kit.
The knife has an emergency whistle built into the handle. The lid of the case is also a mirror or emergency signal.
I was told by a public relations person for the company the item would be at Mountain Equipment Co-op by the end of March. My trip to MEC on King St. revealed they have never carried it. Staff also told me I am not the only one who has asked about it.
On Wednesday the company's public relations person said that it was supposed to be at MEC but has not been picked up yet. "It still may," he said in an email.
He sent this information on where you can buy it if you still want it.