5 Ways to Use Manpower over Machine Power

1- Rotary lawn mower. Save money on gas and maintenance. Build muscle, stay active. You would be surprised how easy it is, and how good it works.

Man powered mower

Man powered mower

2- Ride your bike. Save money on insurance, maintenance, and gas. Build muscle, stay active, be healthy, decompress after a hard days work. It is hard to start the habit, but once you get on the bike it becomes natural and easier than hopping in your vehicle.

My dad's bike from 1972

My dad’s bike from 1972

3- Chop firewood- warms you twice, yah you might need a chain saw to do the cutting unless you have a crosscut saw! You will be amazed at how efficient a wood stove can heat a home. Take it one step further and you can have a wood burning boiler.

Falling a tree

Falling a tree

4- Shoot a bow instead of a gun. Therapeutic, relaxing, quiet, more versatile for shooting in sensitive / populated areas, better hunting opportunities, build muscle, reusable ammunition(arrows).

Archer Justin

Archer Justin

5-Paddle a canoe instead of running a motor boat. What a hassle to tow a boat on a trailer, why not throw the canoe on top of your vehicle? Or pull it with your bike trailer 🙂 ? Then paddle your way around the lake or river. Build strength, stay active, enjoy peace and calm.

Northern River

Northern River