Why aren’t you adding power tools and electronic devices to your preps?

Hello, my friend and welcome back!  I have been working on adding power tools and more electronics to my preps lately.  My wife finally asked me if I was worried I was spending money for nothing if an EMP were to hit us?  This is the subject of today’s post, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.

There are a lot of us who think the biggest danger facing us right now is an EMP strike and I am one of them.  The thing is that believe it or not I have been known to be wrong on occasion.  Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.  It doesn’t happen often but it has been known to happen.  HA HA!  And if I am wrong and there is no EMP?  If I didn’t have any power tools or electronics, I would greatly handicap myself when it comes to survival.

Electronics like radios, televisions, and computers can give you a huge advantage in a post SHTF world, where electronics still work.  The same is true for power tools and machinery as well.  Why handicap yourself when you don’t need to?  It’s like putting all of your eggs in one basket as they say.  In planning your preps, never let your fear of one possible scenario stop you from fully preparing for the others.  Besides,  you never know, they just might make it through even if there is an EMP and you would be in a much better position for trying to survive.

If it all goes bad, and there is still power to be had, even if you have to create it with a Generator or other device, then having a welding machine and carpenter tools could actually make the difference between life and death.  Being able to create fortifications and shelter may be all it would take to survive when others can’t.

Now I know that a lot of you out there have this crazy romantic idea that you are just going to go into the forest with a hand saw and an ax and build you a cabin in the middle of nowhere.   If you believe that then you’re lying to yourself.  The men that have done that in the past were hard men with muscles and a constitution that most modern people just don’t possess.  After all, why use hand tools if you can use power tools?  You’re going to need to keep your strength up for the other things you will need to do, as well.

Yes, tools that will be needed to survive are not cheap, but what choice do you really have?  It’s important that you properly prepare for all scenarios and don’t let the possibility of anyone scenario stop you from being fully prepared for the others. Remember, it’s your life and it’s up to you to be as prepared as you possibly can.  It’s very easy to overlook some things because they are not valuable in all situations.  Double-check your preps and be sure you have everything you need or be working to acquire them.  They are your preps my friend, so prep well.

Well, that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post.  Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared.  God Bless America!

-Sarge-

 

Sarge

Prepper, Patriot, and Proud U.S. ARMY Veteran.

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5 Responses

  1. Totally_Disillusioned says:

    One of the main reasons I picked up a 1500 Humless Generator was to power some of the small conveniences around my homestead as a means of charging batteries for tools being high a priority to get prepped. In addition to building things, the modern convenience of a drill or small circular saw, not to mention tree trimmer, hedge trimmer and chain saw, make repairs and maintenance a lot easier. And, inside the home there are a myriad of countertop appliances namely induction hot plate, glass tea kettle, pressure cooker and air fryer to make food prep easier. I’m prepared to cook via propane, biomass and electric. So thanks for the reinforcement that having tools and a means to power them is as important as some of the other prep items.

  2. Linda S says:

    I have this argument with myself quite often. You are right – if you can afford it & it makes your life easier now, get it!

  3. Ray Walters says:

    I have finally, last month, bought a Vulcan Migmax 140 Welder. I have always wanted one. The gauges came with it. I’ll be looking for a tank. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. RayK says:

    I’m 68 years old and would say that I’ve been preparing for almost 50 years. I’ve tried to grow something new in my garden every year, learned new skills and techniques, I’ve kept bees and raised calves. I now have goats and rabbits. I’ve got enough power tools to do what I need to do now. What will I need when the SHTF that I don’t have now, if we have power? What I’ve been working on the last few years is learning manual skills and acquiring manual tools. Anyone know what a broadfork is?

    Even at my age, I may not have the strength or stamina to do, but I can teach to earn my keep.

    It’s a long, slow but steady process No, I take that back. It’s a way of life.

  5. yooper says:

    Good post Sarge.