what is your favorite survival tool?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by sec_monkey, May 7, 2017.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    what is your favorite survival tool?
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    My boots. They'll get me out of trouble if all else fails.
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  3. Out in the woods

    Out in the woods off-grid in-the-forest beekeeper

    I have two.
    Miniature shovels, no folding parts that rattle in your backpack, good for frogging.
    machetes, for campsite firewood and shelter, also for igloo snow block carving.
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Bear Grylls, major tool. Oh, you meant an actual tool.
  5. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [LMAO] (y)
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  6. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.


    Never let me down.
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    The Head, that sits on my shoulders.... I would be lost without it....
  8. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    I was going to say that... my brain, I will need to out think the competition, and it will be a competition, much like a chess game, may have to sacrifice some pawns to win.

  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    A deeply ingrained commitment to not quitting.
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  10. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

  11. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    My brain. Unlike liberals I am never with out it.
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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    A BRAIN, AND A PLAN, subject to change with out notice, or permission written or implied!
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  13. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

  14. Tevin

    Tevin Monkey+++

    This is an easy one: My Leatherman tool.
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  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I would not use any other brand because of how I was, and have been treated by them, and the value this company puts in it's customers and the quality of it's products and its warranty! They gave me one of the very first of this tool and asked for my professional opinion of it, and after making changes to the design (which I had mentioned) they sent me and my entire squadron one of these tools for each and every one of us, and a really nice video disk from every one at the Leatherman Tool Company thanking us for our service, and wished us to keep the tools after our service ended, and like every tool they make, they stand behind them with out fail!!!
  16. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    well things that improve my brain.... like the Monkey....
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  17. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Indeed...and like any other tool, the brain must constantly be worked, sharpened and honed to a razor's edge so that it may be useful when needed...
  18. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  19. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    The most significant survival advantage in my life, is God .
    Seeing to my needs, giving me guidance ,and guiding me in spite of my ignorance .
    I have had many events I know His intervention has taken place ,and has healed me over and over ,and answered my requests for the healing of others that have been put only heart/mind .
    I don't by any means manipulate God , however I do my best to find his direction ,even in simple things . .
    Be it in the woods on on the street , timing is every thing , and turning one way, or another, matter.
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  20. Griff

    Griff Monkey

    I got a kick from something I read a while ago (maybe it was Mickey Spillane?) along the lines of "There's not too many of life's little problems that can't be solved with Swiss Army knife and a thirty eight." Seems like the trick is to use them to take care of the things that your fingers alone can't handle, before they turn into bigger issues that need dedicated tools. Probably add a lighter, too, but everybody and their brother smoked back then, so it was a given you'd have a match on ya.

    Edited to add: Come to think of it, $20 bills have opened a lot of doors for us over the years, too.
    Last edited: May 28, 2017
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