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Tools of the Trade

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Okay, so the title is a bit of a pun — but not entirely. The list below is ideas for tools that you should keep in your preps, preferably ready to go in the event you need to leave suddenly. You may see some overlap with certain items which are already on other lists. Additionally, if you have skills that are different from the average Joe, make sure you keep tools on hand for those as well.

  • work gloves
  • leatherman/multitool
  • hatchet and/or ax
  • saw
  • survival pocket chain saw (don’t get the ones with wire — those get stuck easy and don’t cut well)
  • shovel/trowel
  • rope
  • crowbar
  • duct tape
  • electrical tape
  • universal control cabinet key
  • sillcock key
  • wrench set
  • screwdriver set
  • hammer and nails
  • whistle
  • compass
  • multiple maps
  • mini binoculars
  • sewing kit
  • fishing kit
  • usb solar chargers
  • radio (powered by battery or usb charger)
  • trash bags
  • ziploc bags
  • waterproof bags/dry sacks
  • zip ties
  • super glue
  • safety pins
  • garden wire
  • manuals
    • military manuals
    • edible plant/herbal guidebooks
    • survival skills books
    • medical references/first aid manuals
  • lighting
    • flashlights
    • lanterns
    • headlamp
    • extra batteries
    • candles
    • solar powered lights (like for your garden/walkway)

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