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aikorob

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Catalog of Amish/off the grid/1890s merchandise?
« on: March 03, 2013, 10:25:39 pm »
I seem to remember a good catalog from several years back of manual/country type machinery and hardware.
Things from the late 1800s---things that would be VERY useful if there was no power.
I can't find it now, and nobody around here can remember either.
For those of you who who are prepping or considering such a SHTF-no power scenario, what are your sources for such machinery and supplies?
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    Re: Catalog of Amish/off the grid/1890s merchandise?
    « Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 10:43:47 pm »
    we have ordered from lehmans.  They have alot of manually powered stuff. lot of gimmicks, or flimsy stuff but overall a good source for alot of things.    www.lehmans.com

       Heck if you can find a decent thrift/second hand shop (NOT an antique shop), you can find used usable versions of stuff in antique shops.

    Or...common sense....if you have a ranch/farm supply store in any decent distance most (ours do at least) have hand-powered equivalents of most tools, or can order it in.   
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    Re: Catalog of Amish/off the grid/1890s merchandise?
    « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 07:26:08 am »
    yeah---I've got some stuff from Lehman's
    around here, anything usable in good shape gets snatched by antiquers out of Atlanta
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    Re: Catalog of Amish/off the grid/1890s merchandise?
    « Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 01:11:24 pm »

    I just drive down to the Amish friendly hardware stores for that sort of thing.
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