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Is there such thing as "too much"? Too much time? Too much food? Too much fun? What's too much? And where do we draw the line?

My father recently stopped by for a visit before heading out to his next project. Honestly, it wasn't as fun as it should've been, since we spent a good deal of that time fixing stuff around the house and so on, instead of actually going out and having fun camping/fishing/shooting/pretending to actually do all of these things and actually just stay home and marathon whatever series of movies (last year, it was Indiana Jones). And well, before he left, I told him to give me all his knives/multitools/Swiss army knives that he had so I could try and retouch and sharpen them before taking them to the next work site. My dad, being an engineer, never leaves home without his tools. And they've always come to save the day in more than one occasion. What kinda got to me, though, was the fact that he carried not one, nor two, but a total of FIVE sets of every day carry gear, not counting his standalone pocketknife. At any given time, he's carrying two mini SAKs, a medium and a larger one, and a Leatherman. And the craziest thing is they've all seen their fair share of use, both simple tasks and hard work.

So, how much is too much? What particular tools or implements do you guys carry, and can't leave home without?

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