Tools: A Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia

My Kingdom for a Tool
One of my favorite catalogues is the Wade Garrett Tool Catalogue. Every place I go, people are always looking for tools and techniques and this catalogue delivers. Of course the tools are mostly for woodworking, but there are many items of interest for just better everyday living.

For example, you can get a folding cot that is comfortable. It is made in Maine, since 1880, by the oldest maker of wood cots in the country. This model is used by the Boy Scouts, is 2 inches wider than usual and the frame is 43% larger in cross section. Larger than what is unspecified, but at $114.50 plus additional shipping charges that do apply, it is worth considering. Perhaps the reason I have not spent the winter camping close to nature was for want of the right cot.