garden tools for preppers

Prepper Garden Tools
Manual garden tools for preppers

How will your garden grow? Your long-term survival depends on farming skills
acquired long before the unthinkable occurs. It also depends on your arsenal of
tools. Gardening tools will come in handy before, during, and after a disaster,
catastrophe or economic down turn, for example:

  • Wartime: In wartime, your "victory" garden will help extend what you can buy
    with ration coupons.

  • Great Depression: Life during a Great Depression will be easier with a garden
    for a couple of reasons. Obviously gardening can help ease economic woes by
    supplementing food reserves, but it also will provide a meaningful and healthy
    hobby. Remember, the Great Depression lasted ten years and the people who
    had a garden or who were farmers didn't starve! Get your survival seeds now.

  • Pandemic: Even during a pandemic, your garden could help you survive. You
    won't need to head to the supermarket for your fresh produce and in the
    process avoiding people and their contagion will help you survive.

A garden won't help you with every man made or natural disaster situation, but
certainly a garden will put you and your family in a better position for just about any
scenario. To this end, we've gathered a list of manual garden tools to help you gain
self suffuciency.

List of Manual Prepper Garden Tools:
Skip the lawn mower and edge! This is no ordinary garden "must have" list. It's a list
of garden tools specifically with preppers in mind. . It's the list of garden tools to help
you survive. Grow food, not lawns

Here is the complete list of garden tools for preppers:
  1. Cultivator - used for secondary tillage, a cultivator stirs and pulverizes the soil
  2. Hoe, culti-hoe - to weed
  3. Hori Hori Knife - this Japanese knife, also for bonsai, will help you cut and
    scrape weeds, roots and vegetables; cut bags; and do loads of other
    gardening, and here's why preppers will appreciate it: the hori hori knife
    doubles as a hunting, fishing tool!
  4. Hydrometer (soil water monitor) - the hydrometer measure soil's moisture
    content by just plugging in the probe.
  5. Loppers (or a pruning saw) - loppers power through thick branches that
    traditional loppers and pruners can't
  6. Pruners (pruning shears)
  7. Pruning saw (or loppers)
  8. Rain barrel - to ease water burden drought and save money year round.
  9. Rake, fan rake, garden rake
  10. Shovel
  11. Spade - to aerate and mix soil
  12. Survival Seeds - preppers pick heirloom and organic seeds locked away in
    mylar and long term storage container.
  13. Trowel
  14. Tiller, pictured lower right
  15. Watering can
  16. Water hose
  17. Water barrel
  18. Weeding gloves - Save yourself calluses and blisters. Look for thin rubber and
    breathable nulong so your hands won't sweat.
  19. Well water pump - to provide access to water source
  20. Wheelbarrow

How to take care of your garden tools:
  • Clean tools after each use (remove clumps of dirt and dry off the head)
  • Keep shovels and hoes sharp by

Do you need all the gardening tools of yesteryear?
Here's a list of what the pioneers used:
  • Bill hook
  • Canthook
  • Caving prong
  • Cross-cut Saw
  • Felling axe
  • Frame Saw
  • Ring dog
  • Rutter
  • Sickle
  • Side axe
  • Scythe
  • Spade
  • Thatching com
  • Thatching jack

The tools for urban gardening will provide you a head start for your dream of setting
up your homestead in the country.

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