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Materials list

NOTE: Materials used in construction should be low-cost and readily available in the participants' areas. Therefore, the following list should be used by the Trainer as a guide. Amounts of each material needed are not included here, as they will vary according to the particular needs of each group.

A request list for materials and tools can be developed based on this shopping list. During the course it will simplify the purchasing and locating of necessary supplies if each participant anticipates the items that will be necessary for construction projects.

Materials and Tools List

Materials

Size/Amount

Unit Cost

Mudblocks

   

Cement,

   

Sand

   

Gravel

   

Clay

   

Chicken wire

   

Clear polyethylene or polyvinyl

   

Black polyethylene or polyvinyl

   

Glass

   

Acrylic

   

Window screen, non-toxic

   

Mosquito netting

   

Wire, thin

   

Twine,

   

Bush Rope

   

Nails: 3cm 5cm 8cm

   

Paint, black

   

Paint, white

   

Corrugated metal roofing

   

Corrugated fiberglass roofing

   

Lumber: 1" x 6", 2" x 2"

   

Large baskets, tightly woven, with lids

   

Bush poles

   

Bamboo poles

   

Reeds

   

Calabashes

   

Tins with sealable lids

   

Jars with sealable lids

   

Cardboard boxes, 1/4 - 1 cubic meter

   

Wood putty

   

Sealing wax

   

Sulfur (suitable for sulfuring fruit)

   

Masking tape

   

Wood glue

   

Local insulation materials (wood shavings, dried grass)

   

Cooking pots with tight-fitting lids, various sizes

   

Tools

Shovel

Saw, crosscut and rip

Hammer

Pliers

Tin snips

Trowel

Paint brush

Bucket, plastic or metal

Wood chisel

Tape measure, 2 meter length

Wood file

Thermometers, for air

Paring knives

Bubble level

File for sharpening machetes

Large scissors