Local resources- I guess I have some(56K warning)

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by melbo, Oct 22, 2005.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    SO I'm walking around the local Artisans Festival today. Lot's of bad Country Clutter Craft stuff. Some good food and some interesting finds all in all.

    I started looking at the Vendors and what they have as a hobby that would be useful post SHTF... Some really good stuff.
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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Flour mill

    This guy has a 1912 Single cylinder engine that will run on almost anything.
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  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Transportation and good trading over distances

    wagon and ...
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  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    This was cool, a Donkey drawn Sugar cane mill

    and the boiling to make sorghum
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  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    didn't understand this but it was a basic power plant

    glass batteries
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  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Moccasin maker

    The guy that makes these has worn his for over 35 years
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  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    BeeKeeper

    Honey is good for a lot of things
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  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    and a Knifemaker

    I think egded weapons/tools are one of the most important trades
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  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    There were also woodworkers, butchers, leather people and a lot more.

    I feel like I might be able to work out a barter system with some of my locals if I ever need to. What's in your area?
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

    So far, all I've found is bad drivers. Saw one today with his newspaper in his lap, talking on the cell, steering with his knee (on a curve) and tuning the radio with his other hand. (Sorry for the potential hijack, but I needed to record this ass****'s activities.)
     
  11. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    lol, sounds like me in the morning.... [troll]
     
  12. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sweet pics Melbo. That looked like a lot of fun.
     
  13. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Very Cool Pics..... Looks like alot of fun.... my kind of place.... wish they had fairs like that around here....

    I was looking at that moccasin and remembered a tutorial on how to make sandals out of old tires.... gotta go dig that up again.... pretty useful.... gonna be alot of those around... pretty cheap too.... free! :D
     
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