Posts Tagged ‘Tools’

In a post apocalyptic world one of your biggest enemies will be dealing with wounds that you might sustain as part of your day to day survival.  Medical facilities and healthcare of even the most basic kind might be non-existant; so the time to stock up on first aid supplies and know how is now, before the apocalypse gets here.

Think about the potential types of wounds and injuries you might need to deal with and prepare for them accordingly.  Consider repurposing items you already have for first aid use; as long as they are clean and can be sterilized.  

One particular wound, some may have to deal with, is a gun shot where the bullet is lodged inside an arm or a leg perhaps.  Do you have the supplies and the ability to deal with that situation if no medical care is available?  Give some thought to how you would extract the bullet and stop the loss of blood.  For me; a sterilized set of needle-nose pliers should do the trick for extracting a bullet lodged in an extremity, in an emergency post apocalyptic situation.  So prepare in advance and stay safe out there; and you will certainly live to survive another post apocalyptic day.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read.

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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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The SOG Jungle Primitive Fixed Blade Knife is an incredibly sharp knife right out of the box.   It is a large knife; 9.5 inches with a partially serated 420 hardened black, stainless steel blade.  The handle is a molded Kraton material but I found it works better after I wrapped it four times with black, cloth hockey tape.  It increases the thickness of the handle and I find the grip works better that way.   The total length is 15.3 inches, weighs 14 ounces and comes with a nylon sheath with accessory pouch and a lifetime warranty.

On the pro side the knife is large, sharp, ergonomic, comfortable and durable and both the sheath and the knife are well made.  On the con side the accessory pouch for the sharpening stone does not come with the sharpening stone; and the handle which has a designed drilled hole in it, to accomodate a wrist strap or paracord does not come with the strap or paracord.

I also found the handle to be a little too thin; but as mentioned earlier that was quickly remedied by wrapping the handle with black cloth hockey tape.  I added my own paracord by running it through the hole in the handle; and then knotted the ends and sealed them by using a lighter to keep  the cord from fraying.

Retail prices are all over the place.  On average you should pay between $25.00 and $35.00 for this knife.  I’ve seen places selling the exact same knife for $60.00.  Don’t do it.  You can find these knives for between $25.00 and $35.00 dollars.  Overall it is an excellent knife for the money.

You can get a free preview of 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 survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include 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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