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  • Good basic SHTF tool list?

    As a female who I have to admit isn't that handy yet, I'm learning slowly, I find myself wondering if there's a basic SHTF tool list? I mean I know I need a hammer, a chainsaw, a flathead and a phillips head screwdriver, shovels, rakes, hoes, etc. for gardening. But what about basic tools for repairs? How do I know I have what I need to fix whatever might go wrong? My father passed away 4 years ago and I inherited his shed full of tools. He was a mechanic by trade so I have to admit I don't even know what many of these tools are or what they do! I know I'm going to need tools, I'm just not exactly sure which ones will be the best ones to keep around for SHTF. Thanks!

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    That is hard to answer because it depends on what you need fixing . Axe or hatchet, you need tool that keep you warm , an in supply of food and mean to have water and not forget an mean of keeping one self clean and the surrounding areas that is what is important to me but depends on oneself

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    • #3
      I have found that a small (12") folding saw from Home Depot is a great addition to a tool kit. They make for easy firewood gathering/processing, and are lighter and more efficient than even the smallest hatchet/axe. Usually priced under $10.00.

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      • #4
        I have also wondered the same thing. I have the usual ...hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches..was thinking I should add nails, screws, wire? I know I need a saw, and axe, anything else?

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        • #5
          I keep my eyes open for any used tool that doesn't require power of gasoline. I figure how to use and preserve it later.

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          • #6
            I have lost confidence in the admin of this board. So it is with heavy heart,
            that I can no longer support it. I will more than likely start my own board in
            the future, with all the content from this one and even more. So goodby everyone
            and remember "to be aware is to be alive" until we meet again
            Last edited by Skills b4 Gear; 04-15-2017, 01:16 AM.

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            • #7
              I'm so not mechanical but I recognize that tools (that don't rely on power) are going to be a key factor in survival post collapse. So, in my quest for a good list of tools to accumulate for my homestead/off-grid place, I put together a list that turned into an article. You can read it on the site here http://www.survivalsullivan.com/esse...term-survival/. Let me know if I missed something you feel is needed.

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              • #8
                I have lost confidence in the admin of this board. So it is with heavy heart,
                that I can no longer support it. I will more than likely start my own board in
                the future, with all the content from this one and even more. So goodby everyone
                and remember "to be aware is to be alive" until we meet again
                Last edited by Skills b4 Gear; 04-15-2017, 01:17 AM.

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                • #9
                  I agree. Anything that does not need fuel is best. What I like to do is spend a few weeks using no tools that require electricity or fuel. If I am missing anything, I hit a flea market to pick something up. You will quickly find that it does not take a huge list of tools to get the job done. I always prefer to go back to basics and think about how I would live in a long term SHTF scenario.

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