Supplies & Tools

Tools and Supplies are extremely important for the Urban Homesteader because it allows you to become more self-sufficient.   This list is ever growing as mine and your homesteading skills expand.   Tools may include gardening rakes and pressure canners.  Supplies can include a supply of baking soda to make multiple household cleaners or shampoo or zip ties and duct tape.

I would not recommend going and getting everything on this list at the same time.  Rather, when you decide to take on a new homesteading skill, then purchase your materials.  This will keep your homesteading budget manageable.


  • Brewing Equipment
    • Carboys, Thermometer, Hydrometer, Siphon, Air Locks, Grain & Hop Bags, Bottles & Bottle Fillers
  • Deep Freezer
  • Dehydrator
  • Fermenting Crock
  • Food Processor
  • Large Stock Pot
  • Pressure Canner
    • Canning Supplies: Jars, Lids, Rings, Jar Lifter, Jar Grabber Mitt, Lid Magnet, Headspace Measurer


  • Baking Soda
  • Borax
  • Castile Soap – Liquid and Bar Varities
  • Citric Acid
  • Felz-Naptha
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Sewing Machine & Accoutrements
  • Super Washing Soda
  • White Vinegar


  • Zip Ties
  • Lawn mower, Hand Aerator, Assorted Rakes, Assorted Shovels
  • Good quality, non leaking hose & nozzle
  • Wheel Barrow
  • Prybar
  • Rain Barrel


  • Almond Oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Bentonite Clay (Food Grade)
  • Bees Wax Bars
  • Boar Bristle Brush
  • Calcium & Magnesium Powder
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)
  • Essential Oils
  • Shea Butter
  • Trace Minerals
  • Vegetable Glycerine
  • Vitamin E


  • Chickens
    • Chicken Coop
    • Water and Food Feeders
    • Sand and Nesting Box Material
  • Fishing
    • Fishing License
    • Rod, Bait, Tackle Box