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Manual One-Man Crosscut Saw

A simple and practical prep
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 5:21 PM

When looking at my long term resiliency and my ability to gather firewood and provide fuel for heating / cooking, I look for simple, quality tools like this cross-cut lumber saw.  It will last for multiple generations if properly taken care of and will provide me with an effective tool to cut trees into manageable chunks. 

As the old adage goes, “Wood heats you three times — when you cut it, split and burn it.”

I am also considering a two person crosscut saw to help with larger trees and get a little help to make quick work of firework gathering projects.

One-Man Crosscut Saw on Amazon

Two-Man Crosscut Saw on Amazon

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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

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Screen Capture: youtube.com/watch?v=qzqJS_EJV94

Human Powered Machines

Can pedals power the world?
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 4:56 PM

Some inspirational pedal powered devices and machines to start you thinking about alternatives to electric driven appliances and machines.

youtube.com/watch?v=qzqJS_EJV94