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71 Ask Jackie: Hazelnut trees, canning garlic, sourdough question, planting wheat, using rain water, and more.
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8 To maintain good health you MUST exercise By Richard Blunt
Along with a well-balanced diet, a programmed regimen of physical activity is necessary to maintain good health. Richard Blunt demonstrates a simple and fun exercise plan he uses to keep his weight down and his health and physical fitness at a peak
18 What to do when there’s no doctor By Gary F. Arnet, D.D.S
You may suddenly find yourself on your own for a few days or even weeks while hunting, fishing, or because of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or war. Dr. Arnet talks about medical kits for the self-reliant and treatment of some common injuries and illnesses.
25 Supplements — it’s a murky science, but here’s what I take, and here’s why By John Silveria
Supplements are an iffy proposition and the medical community is divided on them. But there’s evidence, though inconclusive, that says you may live a longer, healthier life if you take them
35 Avoiding the misery of poison oak By Gary F. Arnet, D.D.S
Every year tens of millions of us “catch” poison oak, ivy, or sumac. Dr. Arnet explains how to identify these plants, how to protect ourselves, and treatments if we catch the itch anyway.
39 Caring for wounds in the field By Bill Glade, M.D
What happens if you’re isolated and you or a friend incurs a large, even a life-threatening, wound. Dr. Glade explains how to stop the bleeding, clean the wound, and what to do if you’re not going to get professional medical attention within six hours.
42 Save a life by becoming a First Responder, EMT, or Paramedic By Jeff Yago, P.E., C.E.M
You can serve your community and your family by acquiring emergency medical training. Jeff Yago describes how he and his wife did just that and tells you how you can, too.
66 No dentist? Oh, no! By Gary F. Arnet, D.D.S
Dr. Arnet discusses the care of teeth when professional help isn’t available.
Farm and garden
33 Dorper sheep By Darlene Polachic
A new breed of sheep from South Africa may revolutionize the meat sheep for industry and farmers.
77 The self-sufficient barnyard By Rich Kientopf
You may want to raise your own animals to become more self-sufficient. Rich Kientopf has some suggestions as to what animals you should get—and which ones you shouldn’t.
60 Harvesting the wild asparagus By Jackie Clay
In the second of her “foraging the wilds” series, Jackie talks about finding, preparing, and preserving wild asparagus. She even tells you how to transplant it to a garden of your own.