From shampoo to lotion to cleaning things around the home.
Now that is handy. Ill have to try that. We went hiking in yellowstone a couple years ago around Shoeshonoe (sp?) lake. Misquitoes were horrible. we took 98% deet spray with us...but used it all up before we got back. That stuff will give you a rash after a few days on the skin as well as damaging your clothes. Something natural sure would be nice. Thanks
Due to low population density, there probably aren't as many useful items in flea markets where you live. Here, there are even cast iron stoves to be had. Many are turned into lawn ornaments as flower planters.
I have my grandparents old pot belly cast iron heater with a single eye on top.
My Father has a miniature salesman's Cast Iron stove and oven that I think you would like.
It is about 8"X10" and the burner covers are about the size of a half Dollar coin.
He goes to a lot of Estate Sales and keeps some things and sells others.
He has nearly a hundred old wood Irwin style hand brace drill bits.
He has also a hand cranked cream separator for raw milk.
The sad thing about Appalachian History is how few of the young people give a darn about preserving it.
Meth, Oxy, Heroine, or Pot and Facebook and making out of wedlock babies is about all they care about.
The few exceptions you find are rare.
My Father is originally from the Okefenokee Swamp area of GA and Florida.
Different terrain but similar rural lifestyle.
I am the first generation to have indoor plumbing since birth.
Those folks are crazy fast! Some nifty ways to cut stuff though, I always love learning new tricks in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing!
Folks think you need 10 different gadgets to get the job done, when there are a million youtube videos out there teaching you how to do the same thing with the knife you already have in your kitchen. Pure silliness.