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Moe Bowstern

A Handy Guide to Home Protection is a short guide to cleansing unwanted energy from your home. Suggested herbs, trees, and minerals, along with their histories, mythologies, and methods of use.

A gorgeous, accessible zine from Moe Bowstern of Xtra Tuf.

12 pages, half-legal size.

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Compiling stories from over 25 contributors, this issue is about being a "greenhorn" (AKA: a newbie) to commercial fishing. A wide range of voices chime in on the hilarious and the painful tales from their first time out.

"Some stories are from toe-dippers, people who deckhanded one season and then hung a scale-speckled hat on a rusty nail in some wayside outhouse and never turned back. Others are long backward looks from fishing folk who barely bother to scrape the silver off their elbows...[ continued ]

Playing like a radio documentary, this superb issue of Xtra Tuf follows the story behind a 1997 accidental death of a Kodiak Brown Bear. A fascinating look at human and wildlife interactions in the Alaskan wilderness. Recorded at Portland's own KBOO Community Radio.

CD in a gorgeous digipak from Stumptown Printers. Comes with a booklet of bear facts and more.

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Another zine classic from Portland's own Moe Bowstern. In the third issue of Xtra Tuf (the zine all about the world of commercial fishing in Alaska) Moe tries out the old ways. Instead of dealing with the drama on the boats, she joins some friends on beach and hauls nets by hand. What follows is an entertaining peek into a world most people don't get to see.

Xtra Tuf #3 is also a zine epic to top all zine epics...[ continued ]

Dug up from the out-of-print depths, this classic zine is a perfect gathering of Moe Bowstern's words in one place. Taking pieces previously published in other zines (including some of the '90s greats like Nosedive and Mudflap), Second Set Out has stories that never made it to the pages of her legendary Xtra Tuf zine. Within: fishing boat adventures, hitchhiking tales, an abortion story, the praises for long-distance bus travel, and so much more...[ continued ]

In Snacks in the Park, Portland zine legend Moe Bowstern (Xtra Tuf) meets up with interesting Portlanders in parks around the city. Along the way, there's bits of local history and far-ranging discussions. Casual and fun, but with plenty of depth, Snacks is an interesting ride from cover to cover.

Conversations with: rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw, film-score composers Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger, massage therapist and burlesque performer Shanta Prescott, community radio manager and activist Monica Beemer, furniture maker and salvager Preston Browning, and writer and activist Judith Arcana...[ continued ]