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48 Restoring a hydro unit By Michael Hackleman
Michael Hackleman details alternator rebuilding and simple, practical control circuits for these systems, including homebuilt ones.
Farm and Garden
8 Love those green beans By Alice Yeager
Alice Yeager tells us how to grow great green beans that will put the beans you buy at the store to shame. She discusses how to overcome the common diseases and bugs you may encounter. Along with this she gives us five delightful recipes that will tease your palate and delight your family.
36 Why garden organically? By Jackie Clay
Jackie Clay sheds some light on organic gardening and tells us why it’s not only a better way to grow healthful food, but in the long run it is easier, cheaper, and fun.
43 Stealth Gardening By David Sneed
In the nation’s biggest state, land to garden on is ironically in short supply. David Sneed, who teaches gardening in coastal Alaska, explains how many “landless” folks are now growing crops “out of sight.”
23 Steal your neighbor’s trash for fun and profit By Tim Pickles
In a short time, Tim Pickles has acquired more than $5,000 worth of mowers, snowblowers, garden tractors, and other useful items simply by picking through his neighbors’ trash, and he tells how you can do it, too.
34 New invention — the Fencerunner By Dietmar Berg
While in the middle of the tiring job of stringing barbed wire, Dietmar Berg hit upon a device that would make the job both quicker and easier.
58 Of kids and guns By Massad Ayoob
Kids with guns have a bad name in this country. Massad Ayoob asks whether this is deserved and cites cases where kids with guns have saved themselves and their families, while kids without guns could not. This is a thought provoking article for those of you who have kids and guns in your homes.
14 In search of the perfect cup of coffee By Richard Blunt
Most Americans have never had a really good cup of coffee, but our food editor, Richard Blunt, has. If you’re a coffee lover, he’ll teach you how you too can make “the perfect cup.”
66 The coming American Dictatorship, Part III By John Silveira
In this, the third installment of his dictatorship series, Silveira discusses how bureaucracies play a part in the destruction of the Constitution and the erosion of our rights.