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Though forging metal can be a highly dangerous thing and in a SHTF world injuries you could suffer may be life threatening. If you are not trained you may want to consider getting proficient today. That said, you are looking an at amazing way to transform scrap metal into usable materials. There is really no limit to the things you can make with a working forge. With the right tools this creation seems pretty easy to make.
What you will forge is another story altogether. If you think this would be a good addition to your SHTF plan I would suggest you begin reading and learning about the practice of forging metal today. Aluminum is a cheap and easy way to start. You can even use recycle soda and beer cans by forging them into various items.
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.