33 Must Have Tools For Your Off Grid Homestead
In the event of a SHTF collapse, our fuel refining and fuel operations & infrastructure will quickly grind to a halt while local fuel supplies deplete and disappear within days.
In a long term (or even short term) collapse scenario without electricity (no fuel pumps), your gasoline-diesel-gas-electric powered equipment, generators, and tools will become useless.
Have you thought about this?
Even if you’ve stored an amount of fuel for your generator, vehicle, and other such powered ‘tools’ — it will run out.
While reliance on stored fuels for short term disaster is not a particular issue (it’s easily done), if a major (longer term) collapse were to occur, you could be in big trouble without alternative equipment to accomplish life-sustaining tasks, etc.
It may be worth your while to acquire some practical hand tools and manual operated equipment (those not requiring petroleum fuels or electricity) for survival preparedness tasks which fit categories including the following…
Processing foods from raw ingredients
Food preservation (without electricity)
Transportation of self and/or supplies
Hand tools for all sorts of tasks
Heating your home (if during winter)
I could go on with examples, but I suggest that you write a list of top-level categories (your tools, equipment, appliances which require fuel-electricity) and then break each of them down into individual items which you currently use and rely upon around your home. You should consider alternative replacements.
If you have an alternative energy source (such as solar panels with inverter system, etc.), this may be enough – but many people don’t have this.
Think about it, and think about how you would apply yourself after the SHTF without these ‘modern’ tools. How would you do it?
Redundancy is important. Two is one and one is none.
Stock up on spare parts and maintenance supplies for everything too.
Survival after collapse is lots more than having stored food, it’s about adapting to a difficult life (however long it lasts) without our modern conveniences of today. Having alternatives for the tools and equipment we take for granted today will be life essential.
What are your suggestions?
Off gridders and homesteaders need tools! Period. Hand tools, power tools, and equipment all make off grid living easier and more productive. Without these tools it’s impossible to build and maintain your homestead. Being off grid means being prepared and being 100% self sufficient. Without the right tools for the right job your life off grid will be much rougher than it needs to be. Be prepared and be ready. This is a list of the top 10 must have tools in your off grid living arsenal.
You will need these tool, just to start.
This might seem like almost every kind of tool there is known to man but it’s simply the basics. This list is far from being comprehensive. There are many, many more tools you’ll need on your off grid homestead. Without these basic tools your life will be very difficult. You need to be able to maintain and repair all your equipment and your home or cabin.
Having these tools on hand helps get the job done right and is a time saver by having the right tool for the right job and within reach when the need arrises.
It will make your off grid homesteading life much easier and more rewarding.
by Ken Jorgustin – modernsurvivalblog.com
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