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Essential Hand tools for the resilient homestead  RSS feed

 
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Location: Southwest, VA
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Can you suggest a few essential handtools for a resilient homestead. Preferably affordable and highly practical, ie hori hori, scythe, etc
 
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perhaps a broadfork for opening up grow beds for aeration and water penetration?

and probably a pitchfork for moving straw around

and im sure you'll need a couple shovels at some point
 
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definitely need a matlock.

axe
chainsaw / hand tree felling saw & wedges

shears (big, two handed scissors) great for hedge trimming and harvesting herbs.
loppers to process your RMH fuel
wheel barrow
pitch fork
spades
broad fork
don't need a scythe unless you're making hay.

variety of hand workshop tools to build and maintain your tools
 
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Don't forget about preserving all of that summer bounty.

Pressure canner
Dehydrator
Freezer
Smoker


 
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