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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Five years ago when I moved to the farm I bought a water tank for the water pump. This was a vertical tank and had a plastic base. For those of you not familiar with what the water tank does, it helps regulate pressure so the pump does not have to work so hard. The tank has a rubber bladder...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone used the Craftsman universal wrench set? The design is supposed to fit "4, 6, 12 point, spline, external Torx and even rounded fasteners." My main question is how well do they grab? A 12 point wrench will strip the bolt or nut. A 6 point wrench will break the bolt before it strips...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Looking for a good corded drill for a deck project. After building the new chicken house it became clear my current cordless drill is on its last leg. My current drill is a Skil 2860 cordless. The battery is getting weak and will only last a couple of hours. The Skil 2860 was a good drill...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Have you considered raising rabbits as part of your long term SHTF survival plans? Rabbits are easy to raise, do not take a lot of room, do not make a lot of noise,, what is there not to like about rabbits? A couple of weeks ago my wife and daughter got a two Californian white rabbits. The...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    BOB has been covered in depth as far as basic tool set goes...knife, gun, saws...etc. I am looking to put together a specialized tool set for the more delicate situations (starting cars, diy projects, salvage). I want few enough tools to be lightweight, but the right combination... So far...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    No more than a two stage jack on a rail generating ten tons of pressure, I consider these an essential labor saver, and much safer than a splitting maul. My current one has been the workhorse in the wood lot for the past three years (no complaints), Nor do they require fuel, or electricity, and...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I thought I would share last nights events with everyone. Around 10:30 PM my wife asks me to check the water pump due to a lack of water. Not a big deal because I have been having intermittent problems with the pressure switch any way (worn electrical contacts on the switch). When they start...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Someone swiped my leatherman super tool. What is everyone carrying as their multi-tool? I will probably get the supertool again, but I am open to something new. Thanks for your input. Bob.
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It's been a while since I've been on the forum but I've been increasing my preps. My next step is to revamp my toolbox. I have some tools but most are cheap and are starting to get lost and/or broken. So, I want to build a tool kit that will help me handle most problems that will arise in a...
  10. Urban Survival
    Does anyone else have one of these beasts? I think it could be incredibly useful for urban survival, I keep mine in my truck for emergencies i.e. rescuing someone trapped in a wrecked car before anyone else gets there,etc. and as a bonus it'd make a heckuva weapon in need be.
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I bought myself some new farming tools last week. Most of these I had used before, but some are new to me: 4 1/2 ft one man cross cut saw, looks like a nice saw but I need to file and stone the teeth. Scythe with 30 inch grass blade, I used my dad's scythe years ago, won't get to test this...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey Folks, I'm new to this forum, and really enjoying your collaborative opinions and ideas. I was wondering what solutions you have for affordable storage of stockpiled items. Purchasing plastic containers at 10 dollars each is too much.
  13. General Discussion
    In an urban survival situation, its important for units to be self supportive. This includes being able to do basic repairs to the home or structure the people are staying in and growing a home garden. This is where the hand tools come into the picture. Hammers Unlike an air powered...
  14. Urban Survival
    In an urban survival situation, its important for units to be self supportive. This includes being able to do basic repairs to the home or structure the people are staying in and growing a home garden. This is where the hand tools come into the picture. Hammers Unlike an air powered nail...
  15. Knives, Swords & Axes
    I want to purchase a Multi-tool, for my pack, and somtimes, EDC (prefer single pocket knives.) I have been looking into the Gerber Diesel, and Leatherman surge. I am not looking to spend a mass sum of money on a multi-tool. But am looking for it to be good quality. Could you give me your opinion...
  16. Knives, Swords & Axes
    Hey, I was wondering if the Leatherman and gerber multitools would be good survival tools, It would only make sense because of all the gadgets on them, but i want to get second opinions. Thanks
  17. Knives, Swords & Axes
    which brand do you like better. right now i have a leatherman wave and its very nice. but i havent got the chance to bye and use a gerber multi tool. include pictures please.
  18. Urban Survival
    What kind of tools (aside from a pocket multi-tool) or tool kit would you guys pack into a BOB to assist in bugging out of an Urban/Suburban environment? What would be the bare essentials or must-haves? I am thinking an adjustable wrench, vice-grip pliers and a couple screwdrivers(one of each...
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