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|6 Publisher’s Note
7 Editorial: Smallpox — it’s worth worrying about
77 Ask Jackie:
23 Ayoob on Firearms:
30 Living the outlaw life:
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8 Keeping your heart healthy By Gary F. Arnet, D.D.S.
At age 38 Dr. Arnet was told his heart was going to kill him unless he had bypass surgery and changed his lifestyle. That was 10 years ago. He had the surgery and changed the way he lives and today has a more healthful life. In this article he explains what heart disease is, how to take care of your heart, and ways to live a longer and healthier life.
43 Home canning equals fast, easy, tasty meals By Jackie Clay
58 Harvesting the wild: greens By Jackie Clay
There are wild greens growing in the wilds, right under your nose. They’re delicious, nutritious, and free for the taking. Jackie tells us what to look for and how to prepare them
69 Chapter 1: Point Blank By Robert Waters
When 60-year-old Don Mosley answered his door one night, he didn’t realize that in seconds he and his wife would be fighting for their lives. This is the first chapter from Robert Waters’ new book, Guns Save Lives.
Farm and garden
47 Growing cauliflower By Nancy Pierson Farris
50 My garden—A springboard of food, pleasure, and history By Habeeb Salloum
Habeeb Salloum grows many of the vegetables he and his family eat year-round on a simple 25 by 12-foot plot of land. But his garden goes beyond mere physical sustenance. It has become a springboard of pleasure for him while enshrining the history of his family
55 A pleasant surprise: the asparagus bean By Alice Yeager
66 Brooder in a box By Sylvia Gist
64 Growing and using blueberries on the small place By Charles Sanders
Building and tools
35 A comfortable base camp while building your backwoods home By Jackie Clay
ackie says the best way to build that dream home is to first build quarters where you can live while you complete your opus. When you’re done, your “shack” becomes an instant guest house, studio, or shed
73 Mosquitoes outnumber us and no one likes them By Tom and Joanne O’Toole
75 Leaves of three, let them be! By Tom and Joanne O’Toole