10 must have tools to scavenge on civilization ruins.


Imagine what you can scavenge in places other are not able to reach without 10 simple tools.

In crisis situation this is essential to be prepared to increase your chances to reach more areas than unprepared ones.
town ruins scavenge toolsTools on drawing are cheap.

This is easy to buy axe, fire axe, pry bar and hammer.

Nowadays these 4 tools can be combined in combo tools. This is advantage to have one multiple usage tool as this is lighter to carry. This is good for escape scenario.

But when this tool is lost or broken you immediately  lose 4 tools.

For longer stay at city or when you are stacked in sieged city this is better to have some redundancy by having 4 separate tools.

Glows for hand protection is minimal level of personal protection. Some more you can find here.

This is good to have also some rope and or hooked ladder to reach or escape height exposure or depth areas.

Lightweight anchor helps to reach objects.

There will be also a lot of steel rods and other metal wires in ruined buildings. So bolt croppers and  pliers can help to clear the way and allow you more efficient scavenge.

This is good to have signal set to make marks for you and or your team at least to mark scavenged areas.

By using these simple powerless tools you can reach more places blocked by rubble. Some places are too high or in deep holes. This is good to have some advantage to make a way.

I believe these tools can be also helpful in normal life so this is good to have them even before SHTF. Any other tools ?

Please coment.

What to scavenge from car after SHTF.

Some not that obvious ideas what to scavenge from car after SHTF.

Car is not just a junk after is wrecked after disaster. It is full with valuable resources you can reuse.
what to scavange from car after shtf

Part list

CAR TRUNK – is a treasure chest. Try to check as many trunks as possible. You can find tools, food, clothes and all people forgot to take away.
CAR GLOVE BOX – the same as trunk.
SEATS – source of strong fabric. Used to make clothes, bags, ropes and strings. Foam may be used for insulation and good fire starter. Frame and springs for construction
MIRRORS – for signalization, to make tactical mirror, periscope, smaller glass pieces as knife or fish bite – best after SFTF item
SEAT BELTS – very strong ropes, bags, plaits
HEAD LAMPS – usually equipped with lens and spherical mirror as fire makers. Smaller glass as cutting edges
WIRES – cupper and other metals source. Allow you to build other electrical equipment
BULBS – 12V alternative light source
BATTERY – energy source but also acid and lead
ALTERNATOR – allow you to produce energy to power ie bulbs. Utilize as electric engine.
TURBINE – as a fan, as a source of hard plastic, as wind  or water turbine
WINDSHIELD – green house walls. Sun drier, sun heater.
LID – big piece of steel. Construction, sleds
TIRES – burning fuel, smoke makers, construction – fill with soil. Wheels for carts
FUEL – this is obvious. Try to find oil too.

Please share if you have more ideas of cart parts which can be used in survival situation after SHTF and describe nature of usages.

This may by much easier to scavenge abandoned cars with tools described here.