For years now I have brewed beer and in more recent years mead also known as honey wine. Mead is the traditional gift given to just married couples in ancient Europe, given enough to last for a month, and where the term HONEYMOON comes from. And although not strictly a prepper thing, I think it would be a great skill for anyone to have in any situation. And now with home brewing being legal in all 50 states http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/government-affairs/statutes it no longer becomes a legal issue.
Part of my EDC has for a very long time has been a multitool and like most I have tried various brands over the years. Everything from Leatherman to no name cheap chinese imports. The most recent I have tried is the Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Pliers 400 Multitool. Mine is a stainless Steel version but they also have it in black at some retailers.
Please excuse the dust as we get everything back in order.