Juana Golden Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:16:54
Misc small tools: Drill motors at least one, you will drill hundreds if not thousands of holes, but seldom will you need the 1/2 chuck and big power, besides those drills are heavy. one cordless drill is nice to have 18 volt nothing smaller, and a couple spare batteries. Jig saw and finish sanders, just about any will do but get the best your budget will allow. one good random obit sander is a must, sticky back or hook and loop, I've used them both and don't have a favorite.
So first thing you want to do to get started is to cut the flaps free at the top and the bottom of the box so the flaps remain intact. Find the seam where the machine glued the box together and cut along the crease originally made when the box was assembled. Don't bother trying to save the flap here as it usually tears the veneer from the corrugation.
Do you fix appliances? Do you want to buy something? People need money. They want cash now. Ask for what they have. For example, you can buy musical instruments and re-sell them on eBay. There's magic in this, because eBay is a worldwide market. You buy it locally. Next, you expose it to the world. I used to sell used motorcycle parts on eBay. I had repeat customers all over the world. So your signs could say: "WANTED: Dead, Wounded, Alive, Motorcycles!" You'd be shocked. You can easily buy a broken bike for $100 that will part out on eBay for $1,000.
There is in fact no reason that you could not create a mini version of these boxes for your own emergency use. You should have no problems supplying many of the items included in it that would benefit you and your family. Most are easily supplied resources found at your local Wal-Mart store or a nearby Harbor Freight location. Let's be realistic here, you wouldn't need an expensive 10 man arctic tent in your kit, so some variations are certainly in order. Perhaps a $100 - 6 person type family tent along with a heavy duty ground tarp would fit the bill nicely.
Wind generators can be tower mounted or mounted to the roof of a building, as a house, shed or barn. Using a tower mount is the most expensive but puts less wear and tear on a roof. Probably, depending on the type, the roof wear would not amount to the several thousand dollars extra invested in a tower. Also location of the buildings, wind speed and trees, etc will help determine where to place the generator. A wind speed test will need to be preformed before the exact location is found.
Two types of systems are available; grid-tie and stand alone. If the grid-tie is considered, make sure to determine if the wind or wind-solar system will function even if the utility power goes off. Some will still operate and some do not. I don't think I would want to spend thousands of dollars on an auxiliary wind or solar system for emergencies only to find that it would not generate electricity without the power grid up and running.