Do you measure the difficulty of a home repair chore by how many trips you’ll need to make to Home Depot or Lowes to get the job done?
Replace a window screen – 1 trip.
Fix a leaky faucet – 2 trips (one to get the part, another to exchange the part you got and get the right one).
Install new flooring – yeah, you’re better off hiring a guy to just run back and forth to Home Depot for you all day long.
What if you no longer had the luxury of running to the store to get new parts or tools? While installing new hardwood flooring probably won’t be a priority immediately following a societal collapse, fixing a window or door sure might be.
Take a look around your garage or workshop. Do you have enough supplies on hand right now to handle most basic home repairs? Extra tools to replace ones that break?
Perhaps most importantly, do you have the knowledge on how to use all that stuff?
[On a side note, please consider tuning in tonight to the Prepper Podcast. I’ll be the guest tonight and will be speaking about prepping on a budget, setting priorities for preps, as well as dispelling some common survivalist myths. Here’s a link to the information about the podcast.]