Gail Jardin wrote: I have a variety of the average canning supplies and mason jars but would like to find a better way to transport them as they rattle around and occasionally break
Trace Oswald wrote:Tools are hard because it depends so much on circumstance. For me, a chainsaw is a necessity. If you just burn enough wood for camp fires, I have a Silky pruning saw that may fit the bill. A splitting maul is mandatory for me. I guess a list may be easier.
If I were concerned about space, my must haves would read like a bigger bug-out bag:
A good, fixed blade knife. I believe that is essential for everyone.
Way to start a fire, with a backup system. I wouldn't buy a camp stove because I don't think I would use it after I got settled. I would cook over a fire, which leads to the next item.
A good cast iron pan.
Head lamp. I don't know how I ever lived without mine.
Silky pruning saw. An axe, or if space is really limited, a good hatchet.
Solar is easy if you just want to set up one panel and a battery for charging phones and the like. Youtube is your friend :)
There are quite a few good threads about essential tools here at permies. It's such a huge subject and so individual, that it's hard to answer a question like this. I think what will happen is that you will discover what you need, for your circumstances, when you need something and you don't have it. That isn't a bad way to discover exactly what you need for your situation.
bruce Fine wrote:save your cash till you get where your going and determine your needs, remember this, in life there are wants and needs, take care of the necessity needs and then determine your wants.
you will surely gain knowledge and experience on your journey that will help you to determine what might be helpful in your situation.