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April 15, 2010


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I would take my sewing machine to ensure I could make all the clothes, quilts, curtains etc that we needed. I'm sure the 1800's had everything else covered one way or another and I'm not interested in electronic gadgets like mobile phones, ipods and the like. I'd love to have a look at this book, it looks fascinating. Did it come from a TV programme?


LOL Are computers allowed? Mine is my main reference source and would allow some socialization regardless of where I was. I can do without a lot of things, but hard to imagine living without that.


Good question... My first thought was my breadmaker.. but I could manage without it. Electronic stuff would be easy to say.. but maybe 4/5 of favourite books that wouldn't be around then, but are ones I can read and read again and never tire off.


Hi again SK, I've mentioned you in my latest blog post for another entry please. I'm surprised to come back and not see loads more entries.
Teresa x


Mmmm, I can probably do without all the electrical stuff, I thing I would like the change to leave my computer at home thanks! I'm going to say ramdomly enough, contact lenses, as I hate wearing glasses (and as far as I'm aware the 1800's where'nt big on laser eye surgery!)besides no cowboy would come near me with my inch thick natty glasses on!

Becky McAuley

Anything requiring electricity would be pointless to take along except as a reminder to set up on a shelf. I think a book on identifying plants would be the best thing I could take on my journey.

I will be posting a link to your give-a-way on my blog. Have fun!

Kim Cranson

It would have to be my trusty hot water bottle, to keep me warm in winter, ease aches & pains from a hard days work, tummyache at "that time" and then filled with ice cold stream or well water when a heat pack is no good. Also cuddle up to on a cold winters night.
Watched the Tv series when it was on & really enjoyed & learnt alot.
Kim Cranson


After a bit of thought I'd have to say I'd like to take my sewing machine with me back to the 1800's. I really do not think I could live without it!
Although I do enjoy the computer and use the internet quite a bit for educating my children in our homeschool I could absolutly live without all the modcons except my sewing machine!


My first two thoughts were (in order) freezer, no, well pump... but then I considered the lack of electricity. While I pondered further, I asked my husband. He said, "I would take with me my knowledge of science, machinery and mechanics, and the natural world; with which I could make just about anything I wanted."

I think I will just bring him.


Hello, another one thinking computer but then again one of my hopes is to be able to 'do without it'. We are homeschooling too so it is a wonderful tool but also a bit of a trap and time waster sometimes too....I just found your blog through frugal trenches and it looks great so far! Off to read more :)


I wanted to say sewing machine - I have a trusty treadle one, so wouldn't need electricity. Then I thought about how cold I am every night - I still have a hot water bottle, even though we're at the end of April - and I think I would have to take my duvet with me. Just think about how useful it would be - lightweight yet toasty warm - and it would squash donwn nice and small if I had to cram it into my wagon- and the time saved making the bed each day would give me more time to get growing things. The again, I'd quite like to take my wind-up radio - but no point I guess, as there would be no radio stations to receive....

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