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|6 Publisher’s Note
7 Editorial: Which is better: a small town or city?
73 Ask Jackie: Canning safety, vertical log homes, achieving independence, cast-iron cookware, homesteading books, and more
62 Ayoob on Firearms: What’s this “Glock” thing all about?
19 Living the outlaw life: Soothed into losing: Politicians, lies, and the Second Amendment
58 Poem: Jim Thomas
43 The gee-whiz! page
78 Book Review The Ballad of Carl Drega
86 Advertiser Index
82 Classified ads (pdf)
79 The last word: Fixing a broken jury system
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Farm and garden
8 Planting fruit, nut & shade trees By Alice B. Yeager
Choosing and using trees can improve the quality of life on the homestead. Alice Yeager provides an overview along with hints of what might grow best for you in your area and includes some great recipes for using the bounty from fruit and nut trees.
30 Build a portable woodstove for $30 By David Scott Matthews
44 Fix your feet – preventing and treating walking-related injuries By Dr. Gary F. Arnet
34 Stay warm in emergencies, at home, outdoors & in your car By Don Fallick
If a disaster occurs in winter, staying warm is likely the most urgent non-medical problem we may face.
39 Homemade walnut stain By Dana Martin Batory
67 Three ways to preserve your pumpkin By Tom R. Kovach
70 Naturally colorful By Marcella Shaffer
“Natural dyes have a certain character that commercial dyes lack,” says Marcella Shaffer and she tells you how to create your own dye stuffs from natural materials you’ll find around your home and your homestead.
24 Phantom solar the crucial invisible system needed before you install solar By Jeff Yago
The heart of a practical solar system is conservation, and if you install energy-saving devices first, you will begin saving money that will make the more expensive components of a good system affordable.
50 Bread: the staff of life By Jackie Clay
“Full of nutrients, satisfying and comforting, good bread truly is the staff of life, being the basis for many great mealsif not the meal itself during hard times.”
68 Making baby food at home By Michele Lightfoot
40 Drawing the line on timber trespass By Paul Lamble
Country living can cease to be fun when neighbors don’t know where the property lines are and you find your homestead damaged as a result.
59 Horseshoe projects By Clay Sawyer