Just about everyone seems to have had a father or grandfather that kept their tools in pristine shape and thus were always ready to use.
Every tool seemed to have a place, was rust free, well oiled and ready when you needed it.
And because they were well maintained, they seemed to last forever.
Proper maintenance of tools and equipment is always important, but even more so if you are preparing for a survival situation.
You do not know what tools or equipment you will need in a survival environment, but it is a given you will have the need for some.
So what was the secret for keeping tools in good condition?
The answer is to maintain them regularly and we show you some tips on how to do that on the next page.