Originally Posted by fritzcoinc
The 6" Crescent ( adjustable spanner ) opens to 24MM for the axle. The Vice grip is a do all tool and can be a shifter in a pinch.
Definitely a couple must haves. My baby Vice Grips saved my ass on my first wilderness "flat" experience. It was the only tool strong enough to get the back axle loose.
This trip taught me the tools are brought along for a purpose. Pack like your life may depend on it (it did), but don't over pack (I did). Bring what you need, and not what you don't. Seems logical. These are words to live by - literally.