Self-Sufficient Life: The Mother Earth News Almanac

This article contains excerpts from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS ALMANAC, a 384 page book of recipes, tips, hints, projects, and other assorted ephemera for people wishing to lead a self-sufficient life.

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Loop the cord from a portable power tool together with the extension cord it plugs into as shown here and you'll save yourself the aggravation of pulling the two lines apart every time you move around the project on which you're working.
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