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!