Tools

Machines and technology from rural America

Sugar Bush Season

By Jennifer Sartell

A step by step guide to tapping your own Sugar Maple trees, reducing the sap and canning the delicious syrup.


A Handmade Life: How to Make a Broad Hatchet

By Wm. S. Coperthwaite

Author and amateur blacksmith William Coperthwaite takes up axe making and teaches the basics of forging a broad hatchet.


Oregon 40V Max Cordless Chainsaw: Preliminary Test

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Hank is initially impressed with the Oregon 40V Max Cordless chainsaw.


Windmill Energy Helped Settlers Move Westward

By Kasey Moomau

U.S. designers improved on designs of windmill water pump, demonstrating benefits of wind power. 


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Rural Living Survival Basics: Purchase a Generator

By Ragnar Benson

A standby generator can be expensive, but it will make sure your homestead can continue running in an emergency. 


How do I Troubleshoot Gardening Equipment?

By Chris Downs

I keep getting this same question about troubleshooting garden equipment. Whether large or smaller motorized or electrical equipment, I have found a simple way to troubleshoot gardening equipment.


It's Firewood Season

By C. Dayton

We live by the seasons: mud, garden, firewood, and snow. We're ending firewood and on the way to snow, and our efforts are focused on getting the last of the wood into the woodshed.


Heatmor Announces New Product Under New Brand Name

Press Release

Heatmor is manufacturing a new line of gun safes under the brand name Reed Custom.