Homesteading Expert Lloyd Kahn Reviews His Favorite Tools From the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

| 6/7/2013 3:41:00 PM

Lloyd Kahn's post below features the tools that caught his eye at the recent MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Lloyd was at the fair to give a slideshow presentation of 100 tools he uses on his half-acre homestead.  This guy knows and appreciates great tools when he sees them. 

Lloyd has been helping to lead the natural building and owner-built housing movements for more than 40 years. He’s the Editor-in-Chief of Shelter Publications, and the author of several classic books about owner-builders, including one of our favorites, Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter.  In recognition of Lloyd’s exceptional contributions to wiser living, MOTHER EARTH NEWS presented him and Shelter Publications with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

If you like his post about tools, you might also enjoy this one, about the evolution of his homesteading lifestyle:

This fair is a good-vibes event with many useful tools for homesteaders. This isn't a comprehensive report; there lots of things I just don't have time to cover, but here are some items that caught my eye in two days wandering around at the fair. Note: there will be two more Mother Earth News Fairs this year: Sept. 20-22 in Seven Springs, PA, and October 12-13 in Lawrence, Kansas.

6/19/2013 8:14:20 AM

Scythes and blades are also available from a classic, family-owned American small business. The Marugg Company offers scythes, blades, maintenance tools and expertise out of their historic building in Tracy City, TN.  I've been there, and dealt with them in person, as well as on the phone, and they are good people. My Marugg scythe is still in use after four years, and it starts on the first pull. :) They have a Website, too, but links may be blocked here, so a quick search will find them.

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