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10 Non-Power Tools You Need for Survival

Effective tools when power is not available
Friday, April 4, 2014, 3:59 PM

A good list of tools to consider as part of your preps that can replace the ones the need power or batteries in order to function. 


And as a side note, my new 28" cross cut saw arrives tomorrow.  Looking forward to trying it out and giving everyone a review of its effectiveness and functionality. » Read more

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A rare 1880 combination of hand brace and geared drill, source

Hand powered drilling tools and machines

Old technology for our modern world
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 3:14 PM

A fascinating exploration of hand powered drilling tools.  When that 18V power tool set dies, having a mechanical hand powered tool set might come in handy.

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/12/hand-powered-drilling-tools-and-machines.html » Read more