I have never been a huge car guy. I can do the very basics of turning a wrench, and with some guidance I changed an alternator once upon a time. I’ve dabbled in carpentry over the summers, so I can swing a hammer. I feel quite confident with my hands, and I have a fair amount of tools in my shed. But in this article I want to focus on a few tools I believe every survivalist and prepper should own – tools that even Marines use.
I honestly believe that tools can be as important as firearms, and more than likely they will be used more than your AR-15. I also believe a little skill or know-how is needed. This is often a bit more difficult than going to the range and sharpening your shooting skills. So if you simply do not know these skills, I recommend purchasing several guidebooks.
The usefulness that comes with tools cannot be understated. Imagine surviving a bad hurricane or tornado. The wait time for a contractor will be astronomical, and the supplies will dry up fast. Simply put, it’s hard to board up windows without nails and a hammer. That is just one set of tools, but what about survival tools in general? A hammer may not get you that far in the woods.