With this information, you can create a secure access area utilizing a keypad, electronic lock and battery backup/Solar Charger for $300.00. With a little knowhow, you can add locks, change from fail secure/locked (as listed below) to fail safe/unlocked or remove the solar charger. This kit also has the ability to be wired into your existing home alarm and trigger if tampered with.
Imagine this, it's two weeks after the SHTF and you running low on AAs and there isn't a D cell around for 200 miles without a paranoid trigger finger between you and it. Your Maglite is dead, your comms radios are about to be done, and smoke signals draw too much attention. If you haven't thought about this before, then how about now?
The venerable axe is arguably the most useful tool anyone can own. With proper care an axe head can last for multiple generations. You can routinely pick up axes for around $10 at flea markets, estate sales and the occasional yard sale, but we recommend the estate sales. While you are there look for a decent chainsaw if you don't already have one. In one instance we saw a $450 Husquavarna chainsaw go for $30.