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15 Ways to Put Ratchet Straps to Good Use

Ratchet straps… most of us have them around in the garage or car trunk. I’ve kept one in the back of my truck for a couple of decades now! Over the years, it has come in handy more than I ever thought it would.

Ratchet straps come in a variety of strengths, widths, lengths, and hooks. The weaving of ratchet straps is similar to that of a seat belt, designed to keep things secure and in place.

Types of ratchet straps

There are three types of tie down straps

Lashing StrapsThese have a gator clip and are fairly easy to use for light weight objects.

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A useful New Book, Tools for Survival

tools for survivalI recently received a copy of James Wesley, Rawles new book Tools for Survival.  The book is currently available on Amazon for pre-orders and I understand will be released on 30 Dec 2014.  Rawles has requested the people place orders on Dec 30, 2014.

Personally, I found Tools for Survival to be a good book, probably the best he has written since Patriots.  The book is basically an expanded list of the tools and other items; you will need to have a reasonably self-reliant homestead.  He has chapters on everything from food preservation and cooking tools to welding and blacksmithing tools.…

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