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Cover 42

Note from the publisher


Don’t throw away your vote


Where I live:
Chasing down cows at Jenny Creek

What if there’s no doctor?
Knowing CPR can save a life

Ayoob on firearms:
The best deal in home-defense guns

Homesteading on the electronic frontier:
Looking for love in cyberspace

These chocolate treats make great gifts and delicious holiday desserts
Make delicious, eye-catching holiday breads
Delicious holiday cakes don’t have to be diet-busters

Original Poems:
John Earl Silveira

A Groaner





  • Save time and money, and get that custom look, with hinges you make yourself


  • Next year, grow your own holiday turkey
  • Grow winter salad greens on your windowsill

Independent energy

Self sufficiency

  • Listening to shortwave broadcasts from around the world is informative and fun
  • Protect your land title before you buy
  • Here are 10 ways to beat corrosion in the garage
  • Use these tips to avoid problems with your sewing machine
  • For many people, these natural remedies can reduce high blood pressure

Country living

  • Close encounters with the white deer