It’s hard to get a job done without the right tools, but I’ve often found it close to impossible to get even simple tasks done with no tools. So what do you do if you find yourself faced with a job that requires a few hand tools, and you’re stuck with no tools? Believe it or not, your local grocery store might be able to help you out when you’re in a bind.
A grocery store might not carry anything but the simplest tools, and those tools’ll be poorly made and cheap at best, but they’ll work. You can get yourself out of a lot of different kinds of trouble with just a few screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches, and three or four types of pliers.
What you’ll find will most likely be overpriced for what they are, but just keep the “Something is better than nothing” mindset, and you’ll get through it. Also, if it’s late at night and there’s not a Wal-Mart around, you might not have any other choice.