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« on: December 17, 2010, 12:31:57 PM »
TOOLS

(1) Axe, single blade
(1) 21” Bow Saw w/extra blades
(1) Claw Hammer
(1) Cold Chisel
(1) Diamond Honing Block Knife sharpener
(1) Handsaw, crosscut
(1) Maul
(1) Large Crowbar
(1) Ladder
(1) 4lb Hand Sledge Hammer 
(1) Nicholson 8” Axe File
(1) Pick Axe
(1) Razor Knife w/100 spare blades
(1) Set of Phillips head Screwdrivers (Large, Med, Small)
(1) Set of Flat head Screwdrivers (Large, Med, Small)
(1) Set of Allen wrenches
(1) Shovel, foldable
(1) Socket Set w/ratchets

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 04:31:53 PM »
I personally don't think you can have too many hand-tools. In fact I'm pretty sure I have AT LEAST 2 of everything, 3 of most. I'm taking my extras to the farm we're gonna end up in.

Alot of this is stuff I want at my final destination;

PLENTY of rope in all different diameters
Block-and-tackle (lifting heavier stuff safely. No need to injure yourself)
A full file-set (I have 2 complete sets with 8 files each, for wood and metals including flat, round, and triangular)
Hacksaws and plenty of blades
Wrenches
Adjustable (cresent) wrenches
pipe wrenches
pliers
channel-lock pliers
All shovels, hoes, post hole diggers and anything else for moving earth/gravel/sand
At least one wheelbarrow/dolly/handcart for moving things around

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 08:32:18 PM »
"I personally don't think you can have too many hand-tools."
Agreed.  Add three or more vises also, of different sizes and styles.

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 08:17:26 AM »
Wire cutters, heavy duty

I read good review on this type:

Felco CDO Commando Barbed Wire & Fence Cutter


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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 09:21:00 AM »
"Wire cutters, heavy duty"
Ah yes.  And maybe a bolt cutter?
Or would a hacksaw suffice?

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 07:09:10 AM »
The next post will have the additions from Steve, Jim Augonit, Susan and me.
If I missed anyone,m sorry, it's a work in progress.
I fully alphabetized and updated the list to make it a little easier to find items.
For example Saws, Hand saw, etc. Also this should make it easier for Members to splice in their
tool ideas, alphabetically.
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 07:11:10 AM »
TOOLS

Axe, single blade
Block and tackle
Bolt cutters
Bow Saw 21” w/extra blades
Cement, waterproof bags
Cement mixer, small backyard size
Chisel, Cold Chisel
Claw Hammer
Crowbar,  Large
Dolly
Files, set of for wood and metals including flat, round, and triangular
Handcart
Hoes
Knife sharpener, Diamond Honing Block
Knife sharpener stone
Ladder
Maul
Nicholson 8” Axe File
Pick Axe
Pliers
Pliers, channel-lock type
Pliers, vise-grip locking pliers
Post hole diggers
Razor Knife w/100 spare blades
Rope, various diameters
Saws, Hacksaws
Saws, Hacksaw blades
Saws, Hand saw, crosscut
Screwdrivers  Phillips head (Large, Med, Small)
Screwdrivers, Flat head     (Large, Med, Small
Shovel, foldable
Sledge Hammer, 4lb Hand- type
Socket Set w/ratchets
Vise
Wheelbarrows
Wire and Fence Cuttter: Felco CDO Commando Barbed Wire & Fence Cutter
Wirecutters
Wrenches, pipe wrenches
Wrenches, adjustable cresent
Wrenches, Allen wrenches

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 04:30:15 PM »
can't believe this topic doesn't exist yet...
Been building on a list like this for years [though, am not in the least up-to-date].
Ran into this little gem today: the Seventy2 Survival Kit. I'll be honest; their youtube vid is entertaining and influenced my opinion somewhat.

Maybe not a bad idea.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 05:43:00 PM »
Several items appear waterproof, which is excellent idea, as in backpacking, I've found one never seems to have enough waterproofing, or waterproof pockets, etc.

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 11:30:43 AM »
Very organized and comprehensive looking Soc! :)

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2017, 10:32:09 AM »
So... out in the woods and i find myself using my shovel quite a bit; need a flat space to sleep on? Shovel...
Need dirt? Shovel.
Really, it's very basic. Unfortunately, the shovel i had with me turned out to perform quite poorly. In fact, after just a few hours of work, i ended up with the shovel end in my hand [i.e. no more handle], which costs loads of extra energy (and not a little bit of aggravation...).

Knife? Axe?
Think "shovel" instead.

Anywho... with such experience in mind, i ran into this vid of Alone survivor/winner Fowler in which he's talking about his most important tool [link goes directly to the bit on this Coldsteel shovel]. I can relate.
In any survival situation y'all have to dig! i.e. yer digging tool ain't no minor thing.
God knows, i am ordering me a proper digging tool [i.e. not any folding option].
[Also see this other guy comparing the Coldsteel shovel to other shovels]
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2017, 04:25:37 PM »
So... out in the woods and i find myself using my shovel quite a bit; need a flat space to sleep on? Shovel...
Need dirt? Shovel.
Really, it's very basic. Unfortunately, the shovel i had with me turned out to perform quite poorly. In fact, after just a few hours of work, i ended up with the shovel end in my hand [i.e. no more handle], which costs loads of extra energy (and not a little bit of aggravation...).

Knife? Axe?
Think "shovel" instead.

Anywho... with such experience in mind, i ran into this vid of Alone survivor/winner Fowler in which he's talking about his most important tool [see 9 min. into the vid]. I can relate.
In any survival situation y'all have to dig! i.e. yer digging tool ain't no minor thing.
God knows, i am ordering me a proper digging tool [i.e. not any folding option].
Interesting that we had a little shovel similar to his, and ours was not all that sturdy either.  The handle top broke off after not too many years, and it seemed too premature, especially in view of fact that we don't abuse our tools.  Our full-size shovels never break like that.

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2017, 05:02:23 PM »
So... out in the woods and i find myself using my shovel quite a bit; need a flat space to sleep on? Shovel...
Need dirt? Shovel.
Really, it's very basic. Unfortunately, the shovel i had with me turned out to perform quite poorly. In fact, after just a few hours of work, i ended up with the shovel end in my hand [i.e. no more handle], which costs loads of extra energy (and not a little bit of aggravation...).

Knife? Axe?
Think "shovel" instead.

Anywho... with such experience in mind, i ran into this vid of Alone survivor/winner Fowler in which he's talking about his most important tool [see 9 min. into the vid]. I can relate.
In any survival situation y'all have to dig! i.e. yer digging tool ain't no minor thing.
God knows, i am ordering me a proper digging tool [i.e. not any folding option].

Thanks, Socrates, that is one thing, too easy to overlook. So important!
:)

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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2017, 04:13:14 PM »
So... out in the woods and i find myself using my shovel quite a bit; need a flat space to sleep on? Shovel...
Need dirt? Shovel.
Really, it's very basic. Unfortunately, the shovel i had with me turned out to perform quite poorly. In fact, after just a few hours of work, i ended up with the shovel end in my hand [i.e. no more handle], which costs loads of extra energy (and not a little bit of aggravation...).

Knife? Axe?
Think "shovel" instead.

Anywho... with such experience in mind, i ran into this vid of Alone survivor/winner Fowler in which he's talking about his most important tool [see 9 min. into the vid]. I can relate.
In any survival situation y'all have to dig! i.e. yer digging tool ain't no minor thing.
God knows, i am ordering me a proper digging tool [i.e. not any folding option].

Thanks, Socrates, that is one thing, too easy to overlook. So important!
:)
True, Barb and Socrates.

Now, this brings up a question.  There are lists galore of what a person needs for surviving primitively, and nobody can possibly have all of the things on a given list.  So, what would be perhaps 10 tools that would be considered indispensable?
Shovel, saw, knife, needle, hammer, axe?  What others would people consider must-haves?

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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2017, 05:33:44 AM »
got me this one; about 50 bucks [as i'm in the EU, often i order stuff from the UK].


[Also see: the 20-in-1 survival shovel.]
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