A multi-tool. This has been a symbol and staple in my family since I was very young as it sat in a worn leather holster on my fathers belt. I have seen this simple tool build, disassemble, and repair objects from electronics and vehicles to wood carvings and camp fires. Use of this tool revealed both an existing understanding or mastering of ones current environment as well as a means in which to discover even more. As humans we are all very capable of understanding, creating, rebuilding, and repairing the world around us. If we are willing to use the tools available to us and just try we can figure out an infinite number of things. It is this approach to life; digging in and figuring it out rather than letting it pass on by that I want to pass on as a tradition.