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If a natural disaster strikes; there are some tools every prepper should have around the house for cleaning up; and for getting life back to normal in the aftermath.  Here’s a list.

  • Extension Ladder – Can be used for clearing storm debris off of your roof and gutters.
  • Prybar – For seperating nailed beams or prying up storm debris.
  • Flashlights – For working in the dark or peering into darkened places.  You need to be able to see what you are working on.
  • Shovel – For filling sandbags or digging out of the mud.
  • Wire Cutters – Self explanatory 🙂
  • Bolt Cutters – For cutting through and removing padlocks.
  • Work Gloves – To prevent blisters, cuts and splinters, etc.
  • Workboots – To prevent blisters, cuts and splinters, etc.
  • Axe – For chopping through debris.
  • Chain Saw – For clearing downed trees and branches.
  • Generator – To provide temporary power as needed.
  • Extra Gas – To run the generator.
  • Firearms – For home security to protect you and your family from looters.
  • Two Way Radios – If cell phones or landlines are disrupted they can be used for scouting an area.
  • Complete set of good quality basic handtools such as hammers, wrenches, plyers, screwdrivers, socket sets, saws, along with plenty of spare screws and nails, etc.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.

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Keeping in mind that a survival situation will effect everyone’s survival and not just yours, it is important to minimize your struggles in order to maximize your survival chances.  The following are some important considerations.

  • Allow extra time to accomplish your goals during a disaster as it will usually take longer to get to your destination, complete your plan or project, etc.
  • Information is critical so use it to your advantage.  Make sure it is up to date and accurate.
  • Have sufficient modes of transportation and reserve fuel for yourself, your family and your supplies.
  • Utilize all available skills as needed and keep an accurate inventory of your gear, food and other resources.
  • Security, security, security.  Increase your security level as disasters will often bring out the worst in people.  Your security and safety is critical.

There are three types of folks.  Those who will do nothing to prepare for their survival and immediately surrender to circumstances, those who will do whatever it takes to survive even if their actions are immoral and unethical and those who will do what is necessary to survive while retaining their morals and ethics.  Try to be part of the 3rd type of folks. 

If things do get bad you need to be prepared to defend yourself not only for your own survival but for those other family members who may also be depending upon you for their survival.  It can be a dangerous world when disaster strikes so be prepared.

You can get a free preview of my first two post apocalyptic fiction books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution.