American Survival Guide - - NEW PRODUCTS -

Whether you need to fix your car, a bro­ken pipe or your roof, you will need tools. Here is a list of ba­sic tools you should have on hand.

• Wrenches: A good set of wrenches, both stan­dard and met­ric, in var­i­ous sizes should al­ways be on hand. Al­though ad­justable wrenches will do in a pinch, noth­ing re­places a reg­u­lar wrench.

• Pipe wrench: Some­times called a “mon­key wrench,” this wrench is a life­saver when try­ing to re­pair a bro­ken wa­ter pipe, be­cause it is de­signed to fit pipes and pipe fit­tings.

• Ham­mer: Make sure you have a good claw ham­mer, not one of those “dol­lar store” spe­cials. You want it to last. Be­lieve me: You will prob­a­bly use it of­ten.

• Screw­drivers: Keep handy some good, old-fash­ioned hand screw driv­ers in both Phillips and stan­dard con­fig­u­ra­tions.

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