I was originally inspired to do this article when my tire went out the other day. I thought, if this was a doomsday scenario, would I be able to change the tire and get out of here? Well turns out it took about 20 minutes. Scenarios like this happen in every day life as we know it. How ever once a doomsday scenario occurs, situations and obstructions like this can cost some one their life.
This is why it is extremely important to practice these situations on the clock and always have the right tools to fix the problem. A prepper’s tools will save their life in cases like this and this is why it is important to not only acquire them while you can still buy them, but also to keep them where they can be applied.
Some really good tools to keep in your vehicle are a socket wrench that fits your tire’s bolts, a jack, a shovel, a chain, and an extra tire of good quality. These will make road-side breakdowns a lot smoother and possibly save some lives. Now that we covered road-side breakdowns, lets cover some more obstructions you might run into during a doomsday scenario that will require some tools.
Coming across a gate that has a padlock on it is a major obstruction and may prevent you from escaping from many dangers. An easy way to get around this is to have a heavy duty set of bolt cutters on you to cut open the lock. Another similar instance is coming across a locked door. Many people may simply try to kick it in, but as many who have experience doing this know, it is far easier said than done. A good alternative is to have a a ram or a hammer to get through the door.
Perhaps a less likely scenario you may need some tools for is rappelling off of a roof. Some triple twined 550 cord and a grapnel hook can get this task done quite easily when equipped with some heavy duty leather gloves to help you descend. When looking for tools useful to a prepper, consider every different scenario that you possibly can. Most likely these situations will occur once or twice after disaster.Think of how you would get your truck out from being stuck, how to get through locked gates, how to get off a roof, how to construct barricades at your compound etc. Keep every tool you need close by and readily available.