Why A Sillcock Key Is The Secret to Survival

Why A Sillcock Key Is The Secret to Survival

 

Although not specifically designed for survival situations, a sillcock key is a handy item to have in your bug-out bag. Widely used by plumbers, contractors, and engineers, it’s a simple device used to open tamper-resistant sillcocks and hose bibs.

You’ll find these outdoor water faucets on almost every residential, commercial, and industrial building.

Also known as hose bibs, spigots, and valves, sillcocks are external water supplies that you can attach a hose to or use to access water outside. Even if the power is off, there will still be water in the pipes. For any self-respecting prepper, that means a vital step towards survival.

While the sillcock valve on your house probably has a lever or handle to control the flow and turn the water on and off, these are often removed from commercial and industrial buildings to prevent theft and vandalism.

Definitely one of the most practical pieces of kit you can have in your BOB!

 

Most Common Blade Profiles and How to Choose the Best

MOST COMMON BLADE PROFILES AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST

Lot of choices out there for Blade types.

Just remember: A Knife is a TOOL above all else, not a play pretty or something to show off to your friends.

Choose the TOOL that is right for the Job.

My 2 cents: I have never had any luck with tanto blades for a serious work knife, be it a folder or fixed blade.

The tip is brittle and not made for serious work. Bottom Line: The design of a Tanto is made for stabbing not a work knife, so keep that in mind.

If I could have one blade type for an all around knife I would choose the Drop Point. Yeah it’s an old design but there is a reason for that: It works.

Keep it Simple.