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6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
What’s driving prices up? What can you do about it?

80  Irreverent joke page

77  Ask Jackie:
Raising geese, Chronic Wasting Disease in venison, canning meat, rattlesnakes, etc.

34  Ayoob on Firearms:
Preparing gun owners for the short-term future

101  Letters

76  Movie Review

103   Advertiser Index

105  Classified ads (pdf)

105  Classified advertising form

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Cover 111
It took a lot of thinking to come up with this issue’s cover, so I hope it works. The idea is to symbolize the economic squeeze a recession puts on ordinary people. Most of the articles in this issue show how to prepare for that squeeze. Dave Duffy modeled for this Don Childers’ painting by holding a rolled up paper ball in his outstretched hand. Don made the hand shake as if it were under tension as it squeezed, and he even made the ocean more ominous by adding tsunami waves under the fingers.


Building and tools

8  The art of scrounging building materials at bargain prices
By Dorothy Ainsworth

93  A custom kitchen is affordable with a little creative thinking
By Jim Dickie


18  Can you survive out of your pantry for a whole year?
By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

24  Protein—the cornerstone of a survival diet
By Jackie Clay

30  Circle of friends—The importance of other people in our preparedness plans
By Claire Wolfe

39  The all-purpose family medical kit
By Jackie Clay

88  Preparedness Rule of Three
By Corey Gage


44  Energy class—Part 1
By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Farm and garden

49  Get serious about gardening
By Jackie Clay

84  Keep your family safe from zoonotic diseases
By Joe Knight

Food and recipes

58  Whole grains, a healthy choice
By Sylvia Gist

72  Lenie in the Kitchen—Fast and easy bread recipes
By Ilene Duffy

74  The invention of food canning
By Brewster Gillett