Instead of running out and buying a whole new unit, often those Jack of All Trades had something within their bag of tricks a replacement component or two. Being able to do that lends to having those extra components on hand. And with those things in life we need to get back to buying quality and looking to fix what may have worn out.
This to be done with the consideration of the advancement of technologies as well as the mechanization that we can affect. Projects large and small, for the daily comforts or the essential business, we can find what we need to to be self sufficient.
In the past appliances, tools, and household items were made with quality parts to last years after they were purchased. We could have a vacuum cleaner or a toaster or a lawnmower last a dozen or so years. Even if they did need fixing, with some properly placed chicken wire and duct tape and you were good. The first thought then was to fix it, not buy a new one.
We in our day need to get back to that quality and to that mindset of fixing what we have, instead of running out to the store and buying a replacement. And we know how rough that may be, when things are now made to break after a short duration of service and use. We can do it, and we need to fix what we have in our possession.
Before the need to fix something, you can make it last longer if you take care of what you have and is working for you. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a world of cure. You can take the steps to do maintenance on what you have, so that they continue to perform optimally for you and hour household.
A proper maintenance schedule on your vital systems that you use on your home, out-buildings, sheds, cars, vehicles, machinery, tools etc. can allow you to do those actions in which make you money and assist you in staying self-reliant. We plan on getting to you information on all of this.
One of the main reasons we have fallen into a throw-away society is that far to many of us settle for the mediocre and the cheap. We have not been expected to know, or have a working knowledge of how things work for a generation or two. It is time, for both men and women, to step up and get back in control and have the confidence that if society takes a turn, that we can be resilient and have confidence we are going to be just fine.
Let us be off and doing, for a heart for any fate, that through us and our actions we can spur on those who lack in that confidence, can see it and take heart again!