Machines and technology from rural America

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.

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.


Moose Utility Division Winches

Built with ATV and UTV riders in mind, Moose Utility winches are available in an array of pulling capacities to suit any need.

Maintain a Gravel Driveway with a 4-In-1 Bucket

If you need to maintain a gravel drive, using a 4-In-1 bucket is a great way to do it.

How to Pull a Stump with a Bush Jack

Written and Photos by Andrew Weidman

Pulling stumps and fence posts doesn’t need to leave you bushed, just use a simple jack and a chain hoist to maximize your power.

The Homesteader's Guide to Understanding Water Sources

By Kacey Bradley

Water is essential in any home, but it's especially crucial on a homestead. Luckily, when you live on a homestead, you have options for harvesting natural water sources.

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