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    We've talked a lot about plants for long term survival and how to store seeds but what tools do you have for survival gardening? Some are quite simple. Still others would make your life so much simpler. Here's what I have:

    Axe
    Scythe
    Shears
    Rake
    Sickle
    Spade
    Wheeled plough
    Frost bar
    Spade
    Pitchfork
    Billhook
    Hand pruners

    I would also like to have

    Flail (which I could make)
    I would have to convert some of the baskets we have to Winnowing baskets.

    This is just for food planting and harvesting. In addition, I have a lot of hand tools for wood working as well has modern tools. I also have several books on historical wood working tools that I could use to build the tools I would need. But none of those would be worth their wait in salt if I can't eat so I prize my food tools most.

    What about you? Have you considered what tools you would need to feed your family?


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    My garden is relatively small, so everything I do in it is with hand tools. Various sizes of shovels, rakes, pruners, machette, hand saws - nothing too fancy.
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    well ......i am trying to make my life easier rick, i am cutting down some tammarack(larch) and some balsam pine to make a raised bed garden, so i need and axe and bow saw for that. then i will haul manure to fill these beds so i will need a shovel. thats about all i can think of for now.
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    Is your wheeled plow vintage/homemade/new? If new, is it any good?
    Well why not?

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    Tools that we still use that I can remember off the top of my head:
    Garden shears
    Hand held pruners
    Transplanting trowel
    A couple various rakes
    Small spade
    Wheelbarrow
    Pitchfork
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    My garden is fairly small so all is done by hand. Except this year I've borrowed a rototiller to extend it and put in some raised beds (and one sunken one).
    I do have a fairly wide assortment of gardening and yard tools.
    Wheelbarrow
    Garden fork
    various shovels and spades
    4-tined cultivator
    Stone rake
    chopping hoe
    V-hoe
    pruning shears and loppers
    Pruning saw
    pole saw/pruner
    axes and hatchets
    sledgehammer
    Pick/Mattock
    Yard tractor for mowing also has a cart for heavier hauling.

    I also have a collection of useful vintage tools that are at the moment on display on the wall in my den but could be useful 'just in case'.
    Hayfork
    Hand Scythes
    Large swing scythe with grass and brush blades
    2-man saw
    Buck saw
    Ice tongs
    Ice saw
    Spokeshaves
    Various and assorted other non-powered vintage hand tools.

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    I've got most hand tools to raise a garden minus a wheeled plow and a scythe. I'm looking for those. I raise over a half an acre of vegetables each year. I don't see me doing that without my tractor. Plus I make extra money plowing other peoples gardens for them.
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    Not really a garden tool perse, but I'd love to have a stone mill on my property, and when I have more property, maybe one day I will.

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    I have the general gardening tools. Shovel(Spade) Transplanting Shovel, Pitch Fork, A thing that is used like a Hoe but works much better for weeding, a Potato Fork, Pulaski Ax, Pole Ax, DB Ax, Rakes, Pruning Shears and Hand Pruners, Hoe, and other hand tools.

    But as long as I can get diesel fuel I'll use the tractor for the heavier work such as turning, cutting and cultivating.

    I also have several Mule drawn implements if I had a good mule. They're just too heavy for the wife to pull. But she did give it a good try though.

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