Gear preps; save money with these tips

When shopping for flashlights; go to home stores such as Lowes and Home Depot; often you will find more economical brands and special deals. While there be sure and check out the hand tools; anything that doesn’t require electricity.

In a “systems offline” scenario hand tools can be your best friend. In regions where woods are plentiful a few wood working tools can turn natural resources into everything from shelter to furniture and other tools.

A good way to prep and save money is to make the items you need. You not only improve your sufficiency skills but will save money on the store bought equivalent. A good source for hand tools is garage or estate sales.

Another significant cost savings technique is to repurpose items. Adapt containers from one use to another; from durable throw away packaging to “close out” merchandise which can live again with a new purpose and usually at a bargain price. Be sure to check for quality, since some of these products are often cheaply made. Adapt and improvise as needed.

Anything that requires a replenishing supply to make it work should be carefully considered. What might work for a short time; say a week or so might not be a good idea if the situation turns into months on end.

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About Harold

Sharing my outlook on design, photography and things both digital and analog from the last thirty years. My Architecture and design background forms the foundation of my curiosity and understanding of history. Sharing hard won experience for the benefit of all. View all posts by Harold

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