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Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by GrayGhost, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    We have many tool's at our disposal. Some prevalent....some, not so much.

    Which are under-rated or overlooked? To clarify...a tool does not necessarily have to be an object. I have ideas that I'll make known, but I'd like to provoke some discussion.

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  2. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    sillcock key. For anyone in an urban or suburban area, a four way Silcock key. I'm in the woods now but I still have one handy because you never know where you might be if things go bad. It will open those commercial water outlets/spigots that don't have a handle.
    I'm having some trouble posting a pic right now, you'll have to google it or something similar. And they're cheap, buy a few.
    Edit: got a pic up.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  3. shamrock75

    shamrock75 Monkey

    Well,I don't believe there's one magic tool out there,if I did I'd sure free up a lot of space.I thought about it for a minute and just being a diyer and learning as much technical,mechanical, and building trade knowledge will helpful for anyone now or in a SHTF situation. Although you may not need to do everything yourself I think it can be helpful in repurposing and planning...
  4. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    A small lock pick set and knowing how to use it. The picks and tension wrench are titanium (read non ferrous....think ....does not make things go BEEP).

    The other 2 are handcuff keys.

    Edit: Not keys but shims. Big difference. Sorry.

    Set was given to me by some "spooky" friends. Also came with a class on how to use.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Stillson wrench.
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  6. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    Ok...the ball is rolling now. @shamrock75, I wasn't looking for one single, magical tool. Sorry, maybe I could have worded the question better. Anyhow, your response is spot on, I believe. With a little knowledge and ingenuity, work-arounds for a multitude of problems are possible.

    As for the others, the fact that pics are needed means items that are being mentioned are one's that are not often disused. Good points on all listed so far. I'll see if I can get some pictures of those at work today.

    With the price and availability of ammo where it is right now, one thing discussed between friends and coworkers lately has been air rifles. Cheap, efficient, and quiet. Supper has been put on many a table with them, I believe.
  7. duane

    duane Monkey++

    Air riles are way underrated. I was told that the old USSR used to require that all students in high school learn to shoot and qualify on them. Very little cost, not much noise, no need for an expensive range, taught them gun safety, sight picture, being comfortable around guns and not being afraid of guns. Good first step if needed in preparing a person to quickly fit into a conscript army in time of war. At the same time the sheep did not have access to weapons and ammo that could be used to dispute the authority of the state. A win win situation and one that anyone in a SHTF might find useful. Where else can you spend a couple hundred and get a short range training rifle and a few thousand rounds of ammo that maintains OPSEC while in use?
  8. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    A single shot .22 and a "barkless" ankle biter watchdog and I'll have all the tools I need......oh yeah, a wheelbarrow to haul them off in.............:oops:.............blew my OPSEC huh?
  9. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    Yep...time to change it up now.
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  11. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    image. On air rifles: i have a Gamo Stainless Steel Hunter 1000 FPS and its as loud as a 22 LR cuz the velocity is close to the same.

    If you get an air gun, get a surpressed version.

    Edit: wrong velocity. Grabbed if from the safe and confirmed.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
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  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    and there are ways to fix that;)
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  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    P-51 can opener... opens cans and skins food with equal ease...
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  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  15. Elessar

    Elessar Monkey+ Site Supporter+

    Sling shot. Quiet, easy to carry. Pick up stones almost anywhere. You can purchase shot for perfect.
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  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    This is similar to what I carry while hunting. 31Ozkp9uK-L._SL500_AA300_.
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  17. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey

    Benjamin nitro piston .22. It packs a punch. Its
    Good stuff. Ever looked at some of the higher-end wrist rockets? Serious stuff there!
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  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    This is all I need. It folds for back pocket carry, it has replaceable tubular bands for a couple bucks, which install with rubbing alcohol, and total cost is about $25-$35 bucks. Replacement bands cost maybe $5-$7.
    This is mine. IMG_20160116_111237470. IMG_20160116_111309733.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
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  19. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    I have 3...one with a 4ft handle. That sucker will break loose (or off) just about anything.
  20. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Only three? Well, there's still time to catch up....:rolleyes:
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