Fifty Tools and Technologies to Rebuild Civilization

By: Tom Chatham – Author of The Crux Event

The universe has no shortage of ways to hamper mans’ progress. Catastrophic disasters have happened on Earth before and they are likely to happen again in the future. This does not mean it is useless to try to improve the world we live in, it just means we need to be aware of the things we take for granted. There may come a day when we cannot just run to the store and pick them up. In a catastrophic scenario what would we need to rebuild our world and carry on? The following is a list of possible items that would allow us to restart our culture from scratch and move on again.

Disc Harrow
Seed Drill
Cotton Gin
Sheep Shears and Scissors
Sewing Needle
Spinning Wheel
Weaving Loom
Treadle Sewing Machine
Slide Rule
Printing Press
Paper Manufacturing
Manual Grain Mill
Butter Churn and Cream Separator
Oil Lamp
Wood Cook Stove
Manual Water Pump
Telegraph Keys
Vacuum Tube Radio Technology
Electrical Generator
Arc Welder
Vinyl Records
Mechanical Clock
Absorption Refrigeration
Steel Production
Metal Lathe
Drill Press
Milling Machine
Metal Shaper
Tempered Glass Production
Plastic Production
Rubber Production
Castor Oil Lubricants Production
Ethanol Production
Wire Production
Steam Engine
Steam Boiler

This list is subjective but it encompasses most of the technologies that we consider necessary to provide a good quality of life. It may not be possible for every person to learn all of the intricacies of all these technologies but the quest to learn as much about these things as you can is rewarding in and of itself. We must always work to better ourselves and the acquisition of knowledge is one of the ways to do this.


Posted on June 8, 2012, in Preparedness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Dear Mr. Chatham,

    I have added your estimable blog to my blogroll at I do not ask you for any reciprocation, unless you so desire it. Rather this is meant as a courteous note to tell you how much I appreciate your work.

    Best Regards,
    Earl Griffin

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