Hand Powered Appliances: Get Off The Grid And Get Some Exercise

Instead of using a noisy leaf blower, rake leaves manually. You’ll feel better getting exercise.

Power outages are not much fun.  Keeping body and soul alive during a time when you have no lights, no fridge, no phone, no heat or hot water, takes it toll on your emotional and physical well-being.

During Hurricane Sandy, there were parts of New York City that had no cell phone service.

For sure, there will be a next time when the power goes out. You can start getting off the grid, by making lifestyle changes in the everyday products you use.

In addition to saving you money, manually powered appliances give you more exercise. 


The appliances on this list are powered manually.  That means you’re not dependant on electricity or batteries.

  • Floor Sweeper
  • Broom & Scooper
  • Food Processor
  • Food Mill
  • Can Opener
  • Garden Rake
  • Vegetable Grater
  • Cheese Grater
  • Mortar & Pestle
  • Vegetable Spiralizer
  • Clothesline
  • Clothing Drying Rack
  • Peddle Sewing Machine
  • Clay Pot Refrigerator
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Hand-Turn Washing Machine
  • Clothing Spin Dryer
  • Clothing Ringer
  • Food Grinder
  • Food Chopper
  • Food Strainer
  • Salsa Maker
  • Chestnut Roaster
  • Rotary Egg Beater
  • Apple Peeler and Slicer
  • Cast Iron Wood Burning Stove
  • Hand Crank Radio
  • Wheat Grass Juicer
  • Emergency Outdoor Charcoal/Wood Stove
  • Tomato Juicer
  • Nut Mill
  • Flour Mill
  • Nut Chopper

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