6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
How America can be saved from stupid people

53  Ayoob on Firearms:
Getting ready for deer season … now

60  The gee-whiz! page

74  Irreverent joke page

77  Ask Jackie:
Canning sauerkraut, mushy pickles, building a compost box, etc.

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82  The Last Word:
Corporations, profits, and taxes

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Cover 155
This issue’s gouache and acrylic cover is by Don Childers, who has been painting our covers for 26 years. It highlights Dave Duffy’s page 7 article titled, “How America can be saved from stupid people.” Don is very familiar with how fireworks look in the sky, having spent years setting them off at San Diego Chargers football games and firing the team cannon when a TD was scored.


8  Turning a $10,000 house into a home
By Claire Wolfe

23  Indispensable homestead kitchen tools
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

49  Bow hunting: The instinct and the arrow
By Gary Lewis

69  A tale of two wasp traps
By Ted Kobara


13  Building feed boxes for cattle
By Patrice Lewis

66  Build a vertical storage rack for cans
By Monika Williams

Food and recipes

17  Harvesting and cooking giant puffball mushrooms
By Donna Adams

34  Be a Viking: Brew wild-crafted mead
By Jereme Zimmerman

58  Spicy organic salsa
By Melissa Souza

59  Oatmeal sausage
By Gloria Griepenstroh

Farm and garden

29  Currants and gooseberries
By Sylvia Gist

62  A decorative garden from an old stump
By Setanta O’Ceillaigh

Doom and gloom

40  Three more ways the world can end
By John Silveira