Homemade fire starters
Practice what you Preach:What We Learned during a Power Outage

A good pair of gloves
This is a must, and not garden gloves. If you have to clear debris or something of that nature make sure you have descent gloves. We had to haul wood recently and my gloves were subpar. Nothing makes work stink more than gloves that aren’t sturdy enough for the job.

A way to turn of your gas
We don’t have natural gas, but if you do you need to know how to turn yours off. PRACTICE! So if/when the time comes you aren’t stressing out because you don’t know what to do.

Leatherman multi tool
The Principal has a few multi-tools. His leatherman being the sturdiest, and most used.

Shovel
You know to bury the bodies. I KID. You may need to dig a hole for garbage. Have a sturdy shovel, preferably one that doesn’t ahem have a broken handle.

Hatchet
You may need to chop wood for heat or to cook on. Maybe a Zombie is nearby. Keep it sharpened.
Heavy duty, but also lightweight in case you have to carry it.

Bowie Knife
Protection. Carve a bow. Gut an elk. A sturdy, sharp knife is essential!

Tarp
Not a tool, but good to have. We have many in different sizes and colors. Nothing says redneck quite like the bright blue tarps that cover our hay and our wood currently.

What tools would you add to this list? I know guys think differently so I am sure I am missing something.

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