Crazy question. Do you think the Mini 22 tool would fit in the pouch built into the Blackburn Big Switch wrap that Andrew likes? I have it and love using it, but wouldn't mind a non-bit-based multi tool. Switching the bits back and forth when working with different bolt sizes isn't always the best. https://nsmb.com/articles/coolest-tool/
Was on the fence about this but came up with another hack that is pushing me over the edge -- getting a 1/4" ratcheting spanner wrench and throwing that in to use in place of the main tool (or in addition to?). This would give me ratcheting ability for getting fixes done quick. I'll probably just buy a single spanner, cut it down with a hacksaw, file it until smooth and throw it in the kit. That gives me portability, ratchetability and all the other abilities. BRB, headed to Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-1-4-in-12-Point-SAE-Ratcheting-Combination-Wrench-HRW14/204757660
I agree with the sentiments on bells. I've found hikers and other trail users will gladly move out of the way and will even smile when they hear a nice clean bell sound coming their way!
I think continually advocating for single user type trails is important as well. If we're building new trails, we should set ourselves up for success by avoiding the problems in the first place. Here in Utah, people are finally starting to understand that, and more single-user type, directional trails are going in, which I think will make all trail users happier. The North Shore seems to have figured that out a long time ago.