Bug out pack – What 10 woodworking tools would you take?

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If you were in a long term survival situation what ten woodworking tools would you add to your bug out back? Ten light weight that would fit in a back pack that you could use to survive long term!

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  • Kris Shrewsbury
    May 9, 2016

    The bow saw has been one of my top picks because its multi functional. Of course the saw but remove the blade and run some para-cord across it. Then you have a bow for a fire starter. Also if you were steady enough with it you could also use one of your drill bits set in a wood dowel or something as a bow drill for making holes. Just my thoughts

  • jolj1
    May 9, 2016

    I would put in most of the tool you have.
    I have a BOL-Bug Out Location or place to land after leaving home.
    It has a garden, well & Shop, so most of my tool are there now.
    Is that cheating or am I just ready for the bad times.

  • John Sanford
    May 9, 2016

    hmmm…. let's consider that anything "consumable" doesn't count.

    Axe, yup, although I'd go for something bigger than that little hatchet. A Hudson Bay Axe, Gransfor Bruk Small Forest Axe, etc, something along those lines.

    Brace, yup.

    Ryoba – only need the one saw, and a passel of bow saw blades, you'll see why later.



    Block Plane

    Set of chisels

    Combination square.

    That's about it.

    With those, and more skill than I have (although having instructions would make it doable), you can build a spring pole lathe and shaving horse. Now you can make bows, arrows, all manner of seating, tables, buckets, barrels, etc. Oh, and you can use the tools you have to make a bow saw, which means you can use the bow saw blades. You can make mallets for driving home wooden pegs, make the wooden pegs, tool handles, etc.

    These are WOODWORKING tools. Some of the tools Izzy included are demolition/mechanical tools. Nothing wrong with that, but that's a different realm.

    Of course, a "long term survival situation" isn't exactly the same kettle of fish as a "post apocalyptic rebuilding situation". Some of my options are much more useful and important in the latter than in the former. As "woodworkers" in the modern sense, we tend to focus on furniture to the exclusion of the vast array of human implements that were most often made of wood in pre-Industrial times, yet before the metal/plastic buckets, wooden buckets ruled. And barrels.

  • Jon Kleis
    May 9, 2016

    Izzy, everyone watching this video knows that overweight Mericans don't survive the apocalypse. To your credit, if you were fit and could do parkour, and had this brain full of craftsman knowledge you would be the ultimate survivalist. As it stands, you could build the ladder that the parkour guys use to escape the zombies…

  • Gene Duckett
    May 10, 2016

    How about a tri square?, maybe a home-made wooden one.

  • Murray Lowe
    May 10, 2016

    I wouldn't put a tape measure in my bug out pack because my hand span from tip of pinky to first thumb knuckle is 12 inches so I can figure out from there what other mensuration I would need.

    May 10, 2016

    zombies are coming

  • Christopher Jackson
    May 10, 2016

    I'm thinking at least one chisel would be a good addition. Sure you can make one from a stone, but a good 3/4" would be super handy. I'd probably swap that out for the spokeshave, since a spokeshave can be improvised. Probably even with a chisel, now that I think about it….

    How many of your drill-powered jigs can be run off that brace? 😉

    Fun list, thanks for posting it.

  • evyatar levi
    May 10, 2016

    1kg anvil, 200g hamer, player, mini sow, bit scru drayver, metal fail, and a panga

  • Mike W
    May 10, 2016

    I need to do more research on the "Hex Receiver." Methinks I need that,… I want to  drill holes instead of cutting them them with a knife. Skip the tape measure though. Just use cordage to more or less measure long stuff, Cut (scratch) 1 inch notches in the axe handle for finer stuff. OBTW: I absolutely loved the 2 part conversation segment! Thanks

  • Thomas Kerr
    May 10, 2016

    small stone file weights under a pound, some of them even makes sparks .

  • Gene Baker
    May 10, 2016

    one of the 4 sided files, a wood chisel modify the bowsaw to use other blades

  • Connor Snoga
    May 10, 2016

    I would definitely use fencing pliers to replace a hammer and linemans.

  • H mahaffey
    May 10, 2016

    that is a parang not a machete 

  • Benjamin R
    May 10, 2016

    YUP YUP SPOT ON…!!  Thought? Better question. Just not what the tools might be put in the pack, what are you willing to carry in over all weight without in mid trek rethinking weight and tossing off items. 10lbs of life survival in my 80lb pack? Now a lighter with a flexible tip, Chisels, Vise-Grips, (Duck tape/Glue) ratchet strap 1 to 2, might be adding up to the 10lbs Izzy.  Fabulous topic might need to experiment with a life trek and dble check this out in a test drive of sorts in your back country…!!  Hmmmmm 

  • Robin Caudle
    May 10, 2016

    Pretty much most of what you covered is common for a bug-out bag. The tape measure is a great idea though but you could transfer the markings onto a walking stick or your hatchet handle. Great video as usual.

  • TheGrayman1234
    May 10, 2016

    What 10 WOODWORKING tools? Easy.
    1. Knife
    2. Crook Knife
    3. Metal/Wood File (round on one side, flat on the other)
    4. Laplander folding saw
    5. 1" Flat Chisel
    6. 1" Round Chisel
    7. 1" Scotch Eyed Auger Drill
    8. SA Wetterlings Small Forest Axe
    9. Buck Saw
    10. Claw Hammer

  • Brandon Frey
    May 10, 2016

    1.draw shave
    2. Chisels
    3. Forest axe
    4. Folding saw
    5. Auger bit
    6. Tape measure
    7. Center punch
    8. Claw hammer
    9. Splitting Wedge
    10. Slip joint pliers