Category Archives: Manual Tools

Great Tutorials To Help You Become More Self Sufficient

Becoming more self sufficient can mean making a few simple changes or a whole lifestyle over-haul. Whichever you want we’ve put together this comprehensive list of posts that covers everything from DIY heaters to food storage, plus plenty more amazing tutorials and tips you’ll need.


Food & Recipes

17 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever – Never buy these 17 foods again, simply buy once and regrow them from their cuttings, leaving you with an abundance of food all year round!
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If you are dependent of electricity like me and like the rest of the world, you should have a backup plan for your kitchen appliances if the grid goes down. If you aim to become self-sufficient, manual kitchen tools are mandatory for when there is no power.

Cooking becomes a time consuming activity during a grid down event and it pays to have a backup for your modern appliances. There are many reliable hand-operated kitchen tools that can replace their modern electric peers. Even more, you can find these manual kitchen tools at garage sales or you can get them cheap from various stores. Below you will find a list with some manual kitchen tools that my wife bought over the years as a backup for when the grid goes down.
Manual kitchen tools to consider for your off-grid kitchen:

Manual Chopper
If you can’t use a food processor, a manual chopper is the next best thing as it will help you chop food instead of mashing it. These manual kitchen tools are sturdy and provide enough force to grind not only veggies, but also fruit and meat. My wife also uses it as a pastry cutter when she makes her pies.

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