The 40 Tools You Need to Build Your Own Civilization

The Global Village Construction Set is a group of farmers and engineers who are developing an set of open-source designs for the forty tools one would need to create a self-sufficient life living off of the land.

John Pavlus at Fast Company writes:

"The big idea behind the GVCS is its modular design: the plans are free to download from the OSE's sprawling wiki, and all forty machines will use interchangeable parts and power sources."

Tools include the Agricultural Combine, which is, according to their wiki, "a complex device that cuts, threshes, and winnows grains and field crops of all sorts."

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