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Did you know a run of the mill lawnmower has a lot of survival materials waiting to be scavenged? Most Americans have no idea what makes up the tools and products they use each day.
They also dont understand the basics of survival so that means there is quite the hump in terms of understanding how to effectively scavenge anything!
While we look into the future and imagine ourselves as these wasteland survivors, its easy to inflate our skills. What you know, well, today will likely be what you know and depend on in a collapse.
There will be no great enlightenment that follows a collapse. Those who know will act and those who dont will flail.
Let’s look at what you can scavenge from a simple lawn
The chassis of the mower is essentially a wheeled cart. It gives you the ability to move things using those wheels. You could also repurpose those wheels for other uses. This all helps with short distance mobility of things.
Blade metal is just that. Many DIY channels and blogs are using lawn mower blades to make things like hatchets and knives. If you have the tools to manipulate metal you can do a lot with this blade metal.
Oil is a lubricant and can be applied to a number of uses, as such.
Cordage is one of the essentials when it comes to survival. You have to have access to strong cordage to deal with a number of issues in survival. This could be stringing up a tarp to protect a damaged roof or using that cordage to build a wilderness shelter.
It’s easy to understand the value of gasoline in a disaster or survival situation. We dont need to stretch to understand why gasoline will have value in an SHTF scenario.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.