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Special section — Self-reliance for women
41 Starting over again without a many By Jackie Clay
Despite the recent death of her husband Jackie Clay has not given up her dream of a self-reliant lifestyle with her parents and teen-aged son.
49 Self-reliance for women — surviving a biochemical attack By Kelly McCarthy
52 Self-reliance is a mindset — A woman’s opinion By Dorothy Ainsworth
54 A view of self-reliance from a more timid perspective — A woman’s opinion By Claire Wolfe
56 Girls growing up — movie reviews By Claire Wolfe
59 Females and firearms By Massad Ayoob
Building and tools
8 Make shade when the sun shines By Dorothy Ainsworth
Sunlight and heat will oxidize, vaporize, and brutalize everything it glares down on. So Dorothy Ainsworth shows us how she put awnings on her log buildings to both protect and enhance their value.
37 Grid-tie solar powered farm By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM
A “grid-tie” system refers to a solar power system that transfers all of the electrical power generated directly back into the local utility grid and does not have a battery bank. It can significantly reduce your monthly utility costs and, since there are no batteries, there is almost no maintenance.
20 Subduction zone tsunami By John Silveira
Mac, Dave, and John are back with their favorite subject — doom and gloom. This time it’s tsunamis.
31 PVC pipe in the home, garden, farm, and workshop By Charles Sanders
75 Lifestyle and cancer By Gary F. Arnet
Food and recipes
16 Cool dishes for formal summer dining By Linda Gabris
80 Middle Eastern vegetarian delights or summer days By Habeeb Salloum
84 Banquet in a basket By Linda Gabris