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Machines and technology from rural America

Safety Measures to Practice when Handling Rope

By Lucy Davidson

Storage conditions and temperature can compromise a rope's strength and safety. Keep these important precautions in mind whenever working with rope.


Useful Tips, Terms, and Techniques for Knot Tying

By Lucy Davidson

Try your hand at knot tying with these helpful tips and techniques. Knot tying is a handy skill for the outdoors or to create projects as gift ideas.


Repair Your Doors and Windows

By Dan Ramsey

Learn how to check, replace and recaulk your windows and doors.


How to Check Your Roof

By Dan Ramsey

Inspect your roof and clean your gutters with this guide.


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How to Fill Surface Holes

By Dan Ramsey

Fill the cracks and holes in your wall with these tips.


Boil Water In Five Minutes

By Dave Canterbury and Jason A. Hunt

Get potable water in five minutes with these quick instructions.


Five Minute Shelter

By Dave Canterbury and Jason A. Hunt

Protect yourself from the elements with this quick shelter.


Deter Animals With an Electric Fence

By Ann Larkin Hansen

Protect your crops or livestock by setting an electric fence around your perimeter.



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