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Mother Earth News and Friends

Mar 2, 2022

Story by Jeremy Chartier, read by Carla Tilghman. From patches to plugs, setting the bead and more, we’ll take a look at what the layman can repair in the field and some tips and tricks of the trade. This is the audio version of an article from the May/June 2022 issue of Countryside.

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