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Machines and technology from rural America

Alternative Cooking Fuels

By Dana Benner

Stock up on these alternative cooking methods to ensure that you and your family can survive off-grid during emergencies.

How to Tune Arrows

By Cody Assmann

Develop how to accurately shoot archery whether you are hunting or target shooting for traditional archery.

Meet Your New Best Friend for Property Clean-Up: Root Grapple

Cleaning up limbs and tree branches by hand isn’t a quick or easy job. But with the help of a root grapple you can make property clean-up a breeze.

What to Consider When Buying Compact Tractors

By Hank Will

Knowing the type of work you’ll be doing on the farm will help you decide what you’re looking for when buying a compact tractor.


Tackling Winter Equipment Maintenance Tasks

By Josh Boyd

Prolong the life of your farm implements and minimize costly breakdowns this spring by keeping a routine winter maintenance schedule.

Reloading Ammo: A Case of Combustion

Written and Photos by Dennis Biswell

Spend less on spent shells by learning how to efficiently and quickly resize, charge, and package casings for rifles and handguns.

Fashion a Leather Knife Sheath

Story by Laura Zerra with Photos by Jessica Oliver

Sharpen your self-sufficiency skills by crafting a soft shell for your shiv. Learn how you can fashion your own knife sheath to keep everything secure.

How to Show Your Wood Stove Love This Winter

Make your wood-burning stove more efficient this winter with the proper care. Follow these tips for keeping your wood stove in peak performance and make the cooler months a bit more cozy for you and your family.

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