I’m of the belief that when the poop hits the fan, tangibles are going to be very important. The money in the bank will be worthless. But if you have something in your hands that is of value, well, you will be in a much better spot!
As a prepper, I believe you should have food, water, medical supplies, a means to defend yourself, etc… You should have an emergency fund. And, if you are able, having some precious metals is good too!
But one other thing that I think is important is having good tools, specifically non-power tools. Think about it. If you have tools, not only can you fix your things, but you could find work fixing other people’s things. Good tools might be worth their weight in gold in a poop hit the fan scenario.
Lately, I’ve been trying to make wise purchases when it comes to tools. I definitely don’t want to have a bunch of dollar store or inferior tools if I ever really need them.
So with that, I would like to share with you a tool that I recently purchased that seems to be a good choice. It is a socket that can fit any nut and more.
I recently used it to change out the headlamp bulb in my wife’s vehicle. I have to say that it worked just like it was supposed to. And, it looks and feels like a very solid socket.
The socket is made by Blendx. The tool is the BLENDX 7mm to 19mm (1/4″ – 3/4″) Ratchet Universal Socket. On Amazon, it has 25 reviews with 4.5 stars.
This socket will replace many other sockets since it can fit anything between a 1/4″ to a 3/4″ nut. It will also grab other types of fasteners that need to be turned (see video below).
The socket is created with 54 small spring loaded rods inside. When you push the socket down around a fastener, it grips around it and allows you to turn the socket. It comes with a 3/8″ adapter.
Shown above with the Stanley Multibit Ratcheting Screwdriver.
The socket only costs $9.99. It is made in China. I know many frown on the fact that it is made in China. But like I said above, it has good reviews. From the Blendx Storefront page on Amazon, “BLENDX is a Professional Online E-commerce Brand offering trendy Outdoor Products and Home Gadgets.We have Overseas R&D center in Shenzhen, where’s the core of the Chinese manufacturing industry. By taking this advantages, BLENDX provides you various kinds of great products at the lowest possible prices.”
If you would like to purchase the same type of tool from another country, the Gator Grip runs under $39 and is made in the Czech Republic.
The video below is of the Gator Grip version. But the Blendx version will work exactly the same.
Do you have one of these sockets? How has it worked for you? And, which tools do you believe would be important for a SHTF situation?