April 13, 1743 The birthday of Thomas Jefferson . (He died on July 4, 1826.)
A reminder: Patrice Lewis of the great Rural Revolution blog has launched a sale of her complete Country Living Series collection of 52 homesteading and practical skills e-booklets  for download or on CD. I highly recommend her writings.
Today we present another product review by our venerable Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.