Building and tools
70 Build a component water system By David Lee
After air, water is the most important element we need in order to stay alive. This article is intended for people who have their own dug or drilled wells. These folks must take responsibility for their own systems and here is where the Componenet Water System becomes useful.
37 The care & feeding of solar batteries By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM
Farm and garden
16 Put your garden to bed for the winter By Jackie Clay
Now is the perfect time to ready your garden for the winter months. Jackie gives us tips on how this can be done before the frost sets in.
48 The benefits of mulching By Raymond Nones
There are many benefits to mulching your garden beds correctly. In this article you'll learn basics to assure a productive and healthy crop next year.
59 Kinder goats: a small breed for milk and meat By Kathleen Sanderson
Learn about a little known variety of goat and their amazing attributes.
8 Gold panning for fun and profit By Gail Butler
With gold at $437 per ounce as of the writing of this article, now is a good time to plan a gold panning expedition. Gail teaches us where, when, and what you'll need to find gold.
44 Gather rose hips for health By Gail Butler
Rose hips have many healthful qualities. Find out how to harvest and use these nutritional powerhouses.
52 Starting over: Part 6 By Jackie Clay
Jackie begins building her new home.
76 Funerals don't have to be expensive By Kelly McCarthy
Food and recipes
63 Making sausage By Linda Gabris
Linda takes the mystery out of turning your freezer overflow into
66 Time to strike black bear off the food blacklist By Linda Gabris
Linda teaches us how to prepare bear meat that is pleasing to the palate.