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6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
An assessment of America from Russia

60  Ask Jackie:
Grinding buckwheat, raising feeder geese, making butter, processing venison, etc.

65  Ayoob on Firearms:
Spare firearms

51  Irreverent joke page

71  Product review:
Ed Brown Custom Massad Ayoob Signature Model .45

82  Letters

86  Classified ads (pdf)

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88   Advertiser Index

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This issue’s cover is another by our longtime artist, Don Childers. As a model he used the photo of a bucket of red potatoes that leads Alice Yeager’s article, Gardening is good for you, beginning on page 24. The medium Don used was an opaque watercolor paint, called gouache, on Crescent No. 99 Cold Press illustration board. Don’s covers continue to dazzle and delight our readers.


8  Emergency and backwoods water treatment: Part 1

By Tim Thorstenson

30  Six thoughts about werk! when building at Last Chance Gulch

By Claire Wolfe

52  Your kitchen pharmacy

By Rebekah L. Cowell

56  Beat supermarket psychology and save

By Karen Zlattner

Food and recipes

36  Vegetarian and semi-vegetarian

By Richard Blunt

Farm and garden

20  The $1 garden

By Jonathan Nunan

24  Gardening is good for you

By Alice Yeager

28  Grow potatoes in hay

By Dianna Simms

46  Bovine basics for beginners

By Patrice Lewis

Making a living

59  Nicole Jarvis: Vegetable gardener

By Sylvia Gist


72  A quick tour of hyperinflation and the possible consequences for America

By John Silveira