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Tools Pioneers Needed to Survive

Here is a little primer of some basic tools pioneers packed in their covered wagons going West. This isn't a complete list, by any means. But if you didn't have these tools in an emergency, you would very well find yourself in a world of hurt and it could very well mean the difference between life and death--for you and your family. What would you have packed in your covered wagon?

See related posts at :

-Pioneer Survival Guides

-What Pioneers Packed

-What Pioneers Ate

-How to Build a Log Cabin

-Death on the Trail

-The First Wagon Trains West

-How Pioneers Bathed

-Women Homesteaders

-Frontier Quilts

-Pioneer Christmas Diaries


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Deborah Hufford

Author, Notes from the Frontier

Deborah Hufford is an award-winning author and magazine editor with a passion for history. Her popular blog with 100,000+ readers has led to an upcoming novel! Growing up as an Iowa farmgirl, rodeo queen and voracious reader, her love of land, lore and literature fired her writing muse. With a Bachelor's in English and Master's in Journalism from the University of Iowa, she taught students of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, then at Northwestern University, Marquette and Mount Mary. Her extensive publishing career began at Better Homes & Gardens, includes credits in New York Times Magazine, New York Times, Connoisseur, many other titles, and serving as publisher of The Writer's Handbook


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