Cottage Craft Works, www.cottagecraftworks.com is a unique online store specializing in USA made old fashioned products still manufactured and used within the Amish self sustaining communities. The Amish still use these old time human powered products that were being used at the turn of the century.
Whether you’re looking to collect old fashioned products or you’re preparing for the potential of living off the grid you will find Cottage Craft Works online store is like taking an amazing trip back in time.
During the time leading up to Y-2K people fearing the potential for off grid survival were flocking to Amish communities in search of old fashioned vintage products just in case they did loose grid power.
During the Y-2K period online availability of these products was still in its infancy. Resources like Cottage Craft Works was still pretty much all mail order with very limited selections. Today shoppers don’t have to travel to an Amish community or wait for a catalog to have all these old time products available at their finger tips.
The founders at Cottage Craft Works have spent over 30 years combing the back roads of the Amish communities finding these of fashioned products and bringing them to the general market place.
Simply making a weekend visit to an Amish community store will likely never net the products that are listed online at Cottage Craft Works since they work with over 100 Amish cottage based shops all across the country.
Off Grid Survival; a common sense approach
Off grid survival is still very much a concern today with the grid being so dependent on computers. This leaves us all very vulnerable to a simple computer glitch or leaving us wide open for intentional attacks by terrorist or hackers. The potential for wide spread power outages for weeks and months due to unpredictable devastating storms or solar flare-ups is also fueling this concern.
There’s a smarter approach to prepare for off grid emergencies. A lot of people let fear overrun common sense during the Y-2K scare purchasing so many items with a shelf life then later ending up throwing most it out over the years following Y-2K.
Many people are finding these old style products and gadgets much simpler and more dependable than the modern day electrical counterparts. Instead of making an expensive purchase to just sit on a shelf, they are actually using these products day in and day out.
The Amish also make things the old fashion way meaning they are made more durable and easier to use than the more modern day imported copies.
Yes, Amish products do tend to be much more expensive than the imported copies, but with good reason, they are also double and triple the quality. Not having plastic parts and electric motors the Amish products will likely last a lifetime and well into the next generations.
Living more healthy, becoming more self-sufficient, and less dependent
Living a self-sustainable life style like the Amish means dependency at another level; having the quality tools and products to adequately produce, preserve and provide for a family.
With the ongoing concern of the safety of the food chain and GMO ingredients people are also going back to making and preserving food from scratch. Something the Amish practice daily in their self sustaining lifestyles using the same old time products used for generations.
People are turning back yard spaces and roof tops into vegetable gardens to avoid the toxins and GMO practices that have infiltrated the food chain.
Back yard chicken coops are also regaining the popularity once common during the turn of the century.
Like most imported copies of old time products garden tools and livestock products have also been cheapened down. A good garden tool keeps a sharp edge decreasing fatigue. A heavy duty rollaway chicken nest box saves eggs from being stepped on or pecked and destroyed.
Cottage Craft Works also has the old fashioned farm and garden products to make living more self-sufficient much easier and more enjoyable.