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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
 

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Backpacking through the original colonies
12
Backpacks and backpacking, Appalachian Trail, United States (Centennial celebrations, etc)
Load your own 35-mm film cartridges and save
14
Photography (Equipment)
Biggest-ever sailboat for a one-man crew
32
Schooners
For safety, build this electric outlet checker
42
Testing equipment
Your family photos needn't be just snapshots
55
Portrait photography
Look, Ma, no hands! digital watches
88
Watches, Electronic
Start our third century with flying colors
90
American flag, Flagpoles
Surfing on concrete
94
Skateboarding
How to avoid the automatic transmission repair shop
96
Automobiles (Transmission)
Look what's coming down the pike!
100
Automobiles (Purchasing)

Thunderboats--the craft they call unlimited
61
Hydroplane racing
Imagine owning any three cars in the world!
64
Automobiles
Amazing search for life on Mars
66
Space flight to Mars
Slip into something more comfortable
68
Vacation houses
PM owners report
72
1976 Ford
14 new CB add-ons
76
Citizens band radio (Equipment)
How the tall ships sail
78
Operation Sail (1976)
Two new direct-drive turntables
81
Phonograph (Turntables)
Six secrets of safe summertime cycling
82
Motorcycles (Safety measures)
Revolutionary man with contemporary ideas
84
Thomas Jefferson (American president.); 1743-1826, Monticello (Va.: Estate), Inventions

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