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Old 07-24-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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What kind of hand tools and hardware supplies do you take in case of an evacuation? I've been thinking small self contained tool kits like these would be handy for bugging out:

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However, a little bit heavier duty kit would probably be better.

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Old 07-25-2009, 12:33 AM   #2
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Well, depends on how you will transport all your stuff. Limits on weight and bulk if you are packing it yourself.

My personal AWCRAP pack has a Leatherman, and 4 hacksaw blades (and a roll of 100 mile an hour tape)

The toolbox on my pickup includes wrenches, screwdrivers, hammer, bowsaw, hacksaw, axe, file.

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If it's for your vehicle there is no reason to not carry a good set of tools. Buy good ones to begin with and they'll last forever. If it's for a carry pack a good multi tool, knife, and one of those folding camp shovels should be all you need.

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Evacuation? For what reason and for how long? If someone tells me I have to leave my house they better be armed...and if I am forced to leave my house I will be armed, and my "evacuation tools" will be a Lee AutoPrime, a single stage press, dies, powder, primers, and bullets...as well as every gun in my house and anything else I can't easily replace that is of value, and all the cash I can carry. Some parts of the country have never had to evacuate, I'm lucky to live in one of them..

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My bug-out bag has a hatchet (which can be used as a hammer), a couple knives, a folding tree/limb saw, and a multitool. I also have some nails, rope, a tarp and a bunch of other things. The idea is to be able to build a shelter reasonably easily. I don't worry about tools suitable for tearing down the engine on my car...

Bug-out locations should be well-stocked with a variety of tools to do many jobs.

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Evacuation? For what reason and for how long? If someone tells me I have to leave my house they better be armed...and if I am forced to leave my house I will be armed, and my "evacuation tools" will be a Lee AutoPrime, a single stage press, dies, powder, primers, and bullets...as well as every gun in my house and anything else I can't easily replace that is of value, and all the cash I can carry. Some parts of the country have never had to evacuate, I'm lucky to live in one of them..
I understand, appreciate, and agree with your sentiment. Someone telling me I need to leave won't go over too well.

But if I choose to leave for safety reasons, that's a different story. Have you given any thought to a bug-out bag and a bug-out location?
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I understand, appreciate, and agree with your sentiment. Someone telling me I need to leave won't go over too well.

But if I choose to leave for safety reasons, that's a different story. Have you given any thought to a bug-out bag and a bug-out location?
I have thought of it and have a small cabin on property I own. I have food stuffs and hunting & survival gear stored there. I just can't come up with a scenario where I would be required to leave my house. I'm too old to start wandering the country side raping and pillaging... So if the worst ever happens (non-weather related) I'll stand and defend what took me my whole life to acquire...my kids are grown and on their own, but know they are welcome if they need a place to stay.
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I have thought of it and have a small cabin on property I own. I have food stuffs and hunting & survival gear stored there. I just can't come up with a scenario where I would be required to leave my house. I'm too old to start wandering the country side raping and pillaging... So if the worst ever happens (non-weather related) I'll stand and defend what took me my whole life to acquire...my kids are grown and on their own, but know they are welcome if they need a place to stay.
If that ever happens, that is my thought also, fortify in place, besides if everyone tries to bug out, it will get very crowed any way.

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My endgame follows a slightly different theme, no offense.

But if you are packing tools, don't forget some rope & maybe a little wire. If you are talking about a car kit, don't forget extra fuel line for siphoning and such.

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If that ever happens, that is my thought also, fortify in place, besides if everyone tries to bug out, it will get very crowed any way.

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+1 and game will become non-existant...
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