I’ve been shopping from Cornell library’s Human Ecology Historical Photograph collection for new utensil sets. I love the elegant presentation and the grouping of tools by function. Each photograph reminds me of the first frame of an Eadweard Muybridge motion study. I’m waiting for a pair of hands to enter the frame and activate each items use value.
Strainers of all kinds from a wire basket for blanching to puree strainer for pulping.
Canning: Knives and sharpener, spoons and lifters, Funnels and ladles – all invaluable in preserving and pickling.
Camping: A hunting knife well-sheathed, the not-to-be-forgotten screw driver and pliers, a compass to guide you, with matches protected from the water and even the corkscrew.