Category Archives: tools

How Multi Tools Saved the Day

For a couple of years, I have been carrying two multi tools, a Leatherman Wave and an older Gerber. Multi Tools are They Worth Carrying? Both have served me well and have helped me in many situations.  Over the years, … Continue reading






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Automotive and metalworking hand tools every prepper should have.

Yesterday I posted a list of carpenter tools every prepper should have.  Today I am posting a list of automotive and metalworking hand tools.  Now this is just a basic list.  There are hundreds of other items that could be … Continue reading






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Hand Tools for Carpentry After TEOTWAWKI

Because various members of my family have construction businesses, I have had a chance to talk to some of their younger employees.  One thing that I notice was that they seem to be very dependent on battery-operated tools.  The question … Continue reading






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A Review of the Condor Primitive Bush Knife

I recently received a new knife and today I took it out for a test run.  The knife is the Condor Primitive Bush Knife that is a copy of the one Matt Graham uses on Duel Survivor.  It is an … Continue reading






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Digging Bars Should be Included in Your Preps

This morning I got up early and planted a couple of fruit trees before it got to hot.  Now the area in which we live is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the soil can be very … Continue reading






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Multi Tools are They Worth Carrying?

For many years I have carried a multi tool. Years ago I started by carrying the first Leatherman that came out.  I found it useful and carried it for many years.  Later I encounter the Leatherman Wave and found that … Continue reading






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Everyday Carry, What do You Have in Your Pockets?

Everyday carry is a very personal thing; it can depend on where you live, the weather and the laws on concealed carry.  In writing this article I am going to describe what I carry and why. I probably have too … Continue reading






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Replacing Axe Handles is an Art

The other day I came across a nice old boys axe.  A boy’s axe is a midsized axe that normally comes with a 28-inch handle and 2 ¼ pound head.  Since this one had a broken handle, I decided to … Continue reading






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Tools and Knives For The Bug Out Bag

This article on tools and knives was written by Ed, a friend of mine. Howard Any “tools and sharps” in your bug out bag, stashed in the man overboard bag or aircraft crash kit must be compact, durable and versatile. … Continue reading






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Speedy Sharp, a Knife Sharpener and Aid in Fire Starting

For the last 15 years or more, I have been carrying the Speedy Sharp in my various packs.  Now I like small tools that are lightweight and can be used for more than one thing.  The Speedy Sharp is such … Continue reading






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