Getting the basic equipment makes food preparation easier, faster and more fun, so arm yourself with the proper tools. If you don’t have good boots you can’t climb a mountain. If you don’t have knives, pots and pans and basics for making our own food, you can’t feed yourself right. Find all the kitchen essentials at Wal-Mart, Target or a kitchen store.

Consider this equipment a toolkit for taking care of your body. You can substitute or make do with other tools if need be, but I would strongly recommend that you consider purchasing the following items if you don’t already have them.

I would also recommend that you buy the best-quality tools possible as you build your kitchen. These tools can last you a lifetime if you start with quality items and take proper care of them.

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