The right tools can create a
solid foundation for your survival. They can be used for a variety of useful
purposes and provide the basic elements to make your survival a lot easier. In
fact, your survival may ultimately depend upon the tools you have available to
make what is needed.
The most basic and perhaps
the most useful of any survival tool is a good knife. While there are basic
items that can be used to fashion a cutting implement in a pinch, the presence
of a good blade makes the entire process a lot simpler. There is a wide range
of knives and cutting tools available but it’s important that you have it
available for use when needed. If at all possible, a good blade of some form or
type should be an absolute must for everyday carry. In essence, don’t leave
home without it. A decent blade can also be used to give you an additional
element of protection and will probably be used in more situations on a daily
basis than any other type of tool.
Not only is a stick a very
useful tool, it can also be a building block to create shelter, a litter, a
splint or numerous other items that may be needed in a survival situation. A
good stick can be turned into a protection device by merely adding a point to
one end or if it’s big enough it can be used as a club to provide an element of
protection. The right type of stick can also be made into a bow or even a raft
(if you have plenty of sticks available). A good stick is also extremely
valuable in that it can offer assistance when walking or hiking. The right
combination of sticks can also be used to make a fire.
When you need to pound
something and you don’t have a hammer, nothing beats the pure pounding ability of a
good rock. If you got a bunch of rocks, things can be even better. They can be
used to make a pot stand for your fire, an anchor for your tent or tarp, a wind
shield for your fire or just about anything you can imagine. A small rock can
even be used as a weight for your fishing line or ammo for a slingshot. A good
rock can also make a very formidable weapon in the right circumstances.
There is also one more item
that should be considered an essential survival tool. That simple item is
cordage. It can be used to bind a knife to your stick for hunting or
protection, hold sticks together for a shelter or as an aid to building a raft.
While sticks, rocks and
cordage are easily found in both an urban and a rural setting, a good knife or
cutting tool may be a little more difficult to find in a wilderness setting.
All of these simple items can afford you a wide variety of options to help you
in your effort to survive.
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