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Having power tools at your home or bug out location is a great way to preform repairs when the time calls for it but what would you do if the power went out and you had no way of recharging your batteries, thus no way of repairing things after SHTF?
I had given this a lot of thought when I was preparing to move into my house out in the country. I took a look over my granddads tools and was dumbfounded because the answer lies with 60 year old, or so tools!
Good old hand powered worked then and will again if it ever hits the fan. Take a look at the tools you most likely would need to repair damage to your house and look out for them at garage sales or on craigslist.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.