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Issue #175 (January/February/March 2019)

  • My view: Joint replacement surgery is normally a good choice, except for one nightmare by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Takedown guns by Massad Ayoob
  • Making a successful move to your dream homestead by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Find your country home by Don Lewis
  • A young couple moves to the country by Jessie Denning
  • Canning safety: Keep up on the latest recommendations by Michele Cooper
  • Preserving herbs by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Cozy, easy-to-knit moccasins by Gail Butler
  • Roasting coffee on a wood stove by Lorinda McKinnon
  • Electrical troubleshooting with confidence by Rick Brannan
  • Living with cougars by Margaret Mills
  • Sweet sandwich bread by Melissa Souza
  • Tourtière: A versatile meat pie by Jenn Sprague
  • Unique homemade jerky by Tim Murphy
  • Hearty, healthy grain bowls by Linda Gabris
  • Cooking with turnips by Habeeb Salloum
  • The benefits of garden planning by Patrice Lewis
  • Build a raised garden with concrete blocks by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Toads for the garden by Tom Kovach
  • Build a top-bar bee hive by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Raising your own beef by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • The Last Word: The Electoral College: Keep it or dump it? by John Silveira
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    Issue #174 (November/December 2018)

  • My view: Our 29th Year Anthology is being printed by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Firearm prices and consumer economics today by Massad Ayoob
  • Building David’s cabin, part three by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Make a quick and easy tipi by Bob Van Putten
  • Urban homesteading by Michele Cooper
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting refrigerators & freezers by Rick Brannan
  • Teaching a 10-year-old to shoot by John Moody
  • Foraging with kids by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Freeze a holiday turkey to enjoy it all year long by Linda Gabris
  • Freezing foods by Patrice Lewis
  • Butcher a chicken in 10 easy steps by Granny Fisher
  • Leftover turkey makes many meals by Linda Gabris
  • Edible, medicinal roses by Kristina Seleshanko
  • 8 reasons to raise rabbits on the homestead by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Fermenting chicken feed by Melissa Souza
  • Tom the turkey by Andrea Gatov
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    Issue #173 (September/October 2018)

  • My view: Preparedness planning as a game  by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Pinnacle of plinking: The pin shoot by Massad Ayoob
  • Building David’s cabin, part two by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • How to build and use a wire minnow trap by Charles Sanders
  • Introduction to pressure canning by Patrice Lewis
  • Create a vernal pool by Dan Hilliard
  • By hook or crook by R.E. Rawlinson
  • How to can chopped garlic by Patrice Lewis
  • Preserve fresh eggs for winter by Michele Cooper
  • Butchering and cooking a pig by Linda Gabris
  • Dehydrating food by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Bob’s basic breads by Robert Van Putten
  • Preserving berries by Kristina Seleshanko
  • A seed selecting primer by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Sew some simple “vintage” pillowcases by Marla Walters
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    Issue #172 (July/August 2018)

  • My view: Everyday marvels of the internet  by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The classic bolt-action rifle by Massad Ayoob
  • Building David’s cabin, part one by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Introduction to water bath canning by Patrice Lewis
  • Sticks and stakes: Rustic homestead fencing by Dan Hilliard
  • Building a side business in the country by Karen House
  • A mountain man’s guide: Boxwood stove cooking by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Preventing wood rot by R.E. Rawlinson
  • Modify an E-Tool to make your own Combi-Tool by Dave Strom
  • Growing sugar beets and making “sugar” by Michele Cooper
  • Preserving food through fermentation by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Delicious bean desserts by Linda Gabris
  • Preserving apples by Kristina Seleshanko
  • How to make kombucha by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Cooking with beets by Habeeb Salloum
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    Issue #171 (May/June 2018)

  • My view: Why we need the Second Amendment  by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Perspectives on spare guns by Massad Ayoob
  • The gee-whiz! page: Coffee by O.E. MacDougal
  • Fairy-tale homesteading by Patrice Lewis
  • Dry-stack stone construction by Dan Hilliard
  • The wonderful world of axes by R.E. Rawlinson
  • How to line dry your clothes by Gail Butler
  • Collecting forest products by Iris Chinook
  • In defense of the outhouse by Robert Van Putten
  • Finding, seasoning, and burning firewood by Charles Sanders
  • Cold process goat milk soap by Michele Cooper
  • Build your own hoop house by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Growing and using chamomile by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Preserving plums by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Homemade milk products by Michele Cooper
  • Black caps — the wild black raspberries of the backwoods by John Murray
  • 9 canning myths busted! by Kristina Seleshanko
  • A tale of a real country kitchen by Millie Baker Ragosta
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    Issue #170 (March/April 2018)

  • My view: Jury duty: The charge was rape  by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The timeless lever-action rifle by Massad Ayoob
  • The gee-whiz! page: Cats by O. E. MacDougal
  • Protect your homestead from black bear mischief by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Installing a wood stove by Charles Sanders
  • A free, non-toxic, no-scrub way to clean your wood stove windows by Michele Cooper
  • Root cellaring — without the root cellar by Tanya Kelley
  • Tire gardening: Planting an orchard by Patrice Lewis
  • Successful backyard composting by John Murray
  • Common chicken myths by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Grow healthy pear trees by Sylvia Gist
  • Grow healthy plum trees by Sylvia Gist
  • Homemade nut and seed butters by Linda Gabris
  • Make jerky from ground meat by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Make tortillas from scratch Marla Walters
  • Build a composter by Charles Sanders
  • Making apple cider with a homemade press by Robert Van Putten
  • The MTHFR mutation and why it may matter to you by John Silveira
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    Issue #169 (January/February 2018)

  • My view: Welcome to the other side!  by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Spring fatigue in firearms: Myth or menace by Massad Ayoob
  • The gee-whiz! page by O. E. MacDougal
  • Keeping homestead animals healthy by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • A beginner’s guide to pressure canning by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Make elderberry syrup for flu season by Karen House
  • How to maintain your chimney by Charles Sanders
  • Homemade lotion bars by Paige Thompson
  • Building a ,000 barn by Robert Van Putten
  • Build a split rail fence by R. E. Rawlinson
  • Eating tree tips by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Can we make a Tyrannosaurus rex from a chicken? by John Silveira
  • Luxurious pumpkins by Lisa Nourse
  • Getting the jump on spring in the garden by Charles Sanders
  • Solutions for common cherry tree problems by Sylvia Gist
  • Start a community seed swap by Pamela Gilsenan
  • Grow healthy peach and apricot trees by Sylvia Gist
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    Issue #168 (November/December 2017)

  • My view: A personal word for BHM’s print issue subscribers by Dave Duffy
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Creamy chicken and wild rice soup  by Massad Ayoob
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Guns and years: Going back thirty  by Massad Ayoob
  • Preparedness: walk the walk  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • The importance of a prepper community by Patrice Lewis
  • Make deer antler buttons  by Linda Zimnick
  • Build a concrete root cellar by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Off-grid retreat — putting it all together, part 3  by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Fermenting salsa and hot sauce  by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Baking bread by Linda Gabris
  • Think of it this way: Issues for 2018-2020  by John Silveira
  • Sweet potato greens by Tim Scullen
  • What can you do with a quince  by Lisa Nourse
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    Issue #167 (September/October 2017)

  • My view: The obviousness of it all!  by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The Asoh defense  by Massad Ayoob
  • Your survival depends on water by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • My zero waste experiment  by Patrice Lewis
  • The truth about DIY laundry soap  by Destiny Hagest
  • Everyday carry: A “frontline” survival kit  by Bob Grundman
  • Off-grid retreat — putting it all together, part 2  by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Making apple pectin by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Why the world needs capitalism by John Silveira
  • Solutions for common apple tree problems  by Sylvia Gist
  • How to slaughter and butcher a goat  by Jereme Zimmerman
  • How to grow garlic by Melissa Souza
  • Growing, harvesting, and storing potatoes  by Charles Sanders
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    Issue #166 (July/August 2017)

  • My view: We ain’t dead yet! by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Gun cleaning — what some folks miss  by Massad Ayoob
  • A simple, easy rocket stove by Kai Moessle
  • Small-scale skidding by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Three easy quilts to make by Sylvia Gist
  • Sharpen a chainsaw like a pro by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Replace broken tool handles by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Make a new handle for an old five-gallon bucket by Carol Hill
  • Build an off-grid root cellar, garage, and bunkhouse by Robert Van Putten
  • Construct some fly-through bird feeders by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Off-grid retreat — putting it all together by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Canning game meat by Linda Gabris
  • Make cheese like a Viking by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Syrian cuisine spreads across the world by Habeeb Salloum
  • Grow open-pollinated tomatoes by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
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    Issue #165 (May/June 2017)

  • Fake News and the growing irrelevancy of the mass media  by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Economy guns from blue chip makers  by Massad Ayoob
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Lemon scones, pound cake, and pie by Ilene Duffy
  • The economics of homesteading  by Patrice Lewis
  • Digging a shallow well by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • There’s no such thing as free land by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Communications during a grid-down event  by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Make vegetable noodles  by Linda Gabris
  • Growing produce in Zone 0  by Johanna Melchiore
  • A good rooster  by Renee Peek
  • Home-grown eggs by Allen Easterly
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    Issue #164 (March/April 2017)

  • 15 preparedness expos and why you should attend one by Dave Duffy
  • Ayoob on Firearms: the “daily gun”  by Massad Ayoob
  • Make coiled rag rugs from scrap material by Robert Van Putten
  • You can’t prepare for everything  by Patrice Lewis
  • Prospecting for morels by Gail Butler
  • Homemade pest traps by Patrice Lewis
  • Building a sunken greenhouse  by Joe Mooney
  • Don’t throw out that old wagon!  by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Build birdhouses  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Plan ahead for a gourmet wild feast by Linda Gabris
  • Growing and using peppers by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Make seed starter pots from toilet paper tubes  by Patrice Lewis
  • Glass Gem corn  by Melissa Souza
  • Attract useful birds to your homestead  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Insects in the garden by Sylvia Gist
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    Issue #163 (January/February 2017)

  • Putting it all on the Amtrak line for Self-Reliance Magazine by Dave Duffy
  • Understanding the gun debate, part 3 by Massad Ayoob
  • Bugging out in place by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Prioritizing preparedness when money is tight  by Patrice Lewis
  • 10 foods to forage in winter by Ellen Zachos
  • How to make a straw mattress  by Destiny Hagest
  • Make a custom-sized board  by R.E. Rawlinson
  • Build a stove pipe wood stove  by Robert Van Putten
  • Build a wood-fired water heater  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Grid-down battery devices by Jeff Yago
  • Comparing heating fuel costs  by Truck Johnson
  • Arab soups and stews for cold winter days  by Habeeb Salloum
  • Processing chicken for farmers’ markets  by Allen Easterly
  • Prune your apple tree  by Tim Scullen
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    Issue #162 (November/December 2016)

  • Hunting, processing, and serving black bear by Linda Gabris
  • Building a ferro-cement shed by Robert Van Putten
  • Acorn extravaganza by Ellen Zachos
  • Growing strawberries by Patrice Lewis
  • Build a heated kindle box by Tim Johanns
  • Plan ahead to jump-start next year’s garden by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Pumpkin dishes with international flair by Habeeb Salloum
  • Understanding the gun debate, Part 2 by Massad Ayoob
  • Harvesting and using rose hips by Devon McMillen-Young
  • The election of 1800 was far more important than the current one by John Silveira
  • Protected salt block holder by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Make natural soda by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Stumped by a stump? by Dan Reeves
  • Constructing a tiny house by Sarah McKean
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    Issue #161 (September/October 2016)

  • Preparing for winter by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Hearty, one-pot, bush camp suppers  by Linda Gabris
  • Gardening with a chicken tractor by Brianna Stone
  • Make your own hoe by Al Starner
  • Start a fire in any weather by Charles Sanders
  • Growing and using bamboo on the homestead by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Canning thick tomato sauce  by Joselle Germano-Presby
  • Will’s Workshop: Finishing projects on the homestead by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • How to split posts by David Williams
  • Going off-grid off-the-shelf by Philip Aiello
  • Understanding the gun debate, Part 1 by Massad Ayoob
  • Grow yacon by Tim Scullen
  • Must-have battery-powered devices by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • The gee-whiz! page: oddities of the moon by O.E. MacDougal
  • Refrigerator pickles by Tammie Painter
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    Issue #160 (July/August 2016)

  • Make your own pressed cheese by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Make your own cheese press  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Goats: The homesteader’s Swiss army knife by Jereme & Jan Zimmerman
  • Attract bees to your garden  by Gail Butler
  • Power your bug-out bag by Jeffrey Yago
  • Adventures of a first-time homesteader by Jessie Denning
  • Simple pectin-free blueberry jam  by Melissa Souza
  • Old-fashioned corn recipes by Linda Gabris
  • Fully utilize your corn by Jennifer Poindexter
  • Make simplified country wine by Robert Van Putten
  • Splitting wood the right way by David Williams
  • Chicken egg anomalies by Patrice Lewis
  • Processing freshwater fish by John Murray
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Defending against terroristic mass murder by Massad Ayoob
  • Build a makeshift compost commode by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Woodchuck-proof the garden by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Cooking with coconut by Habeeb Salloum
  • The gee-whiz! page: Time by O.E.MacDougal
  • Bed bugs and fleas by Joe Alton
  • The Last Word: Donald Trump and the return of the Contract with America by John Silveira
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    Issue #159 (May/June 2016)

  • Awesome alliums  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • A predator-proof chicken coop  by Mary Whalen
  • How to install a steel roof by Morgan Barker
  • Remove rust with electrolysis: It’s easier than you think  by Randy Young
  • Using the whole chicken  by Linda Gabris
  • “Log cabin” garden beds  by Robert Van Putten
  • An easier way to cut firewood by Larry LaVan
  • Improving a rural economy with legalized marijuana  by Claire Wolfe
  • Will’s workshop:Two good projects for excess rock  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • A kid-friendly chicken coop by Melissa Souza
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Handun-caliber carbines  by Massad Ayoob
  • Keeping clean on a pig farm in the 1940s  by J.E. Kuyper
  • An backup generator by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Build ceiling boxes to save space  by David Williams
  • the gee-whiz! page: Ancient sports  by O.E. MacDougal
  • The Last Word: Things kids should learn before leaving high school — but don’t by John Silveira
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    Issue #158 (March/April 2016)

  • My view: Analyzing Obama on guns by Massad Ayoob
  • Prevent foodborne illness with safe gardening methods by Donna Insco
  • Testing hay, straw, and compost for toxic herbicides  by Sylvia Gist
  • Pump water for free by Kai Moessle
  • The off-grid cabin project, Part 4  by Charles A. Sanders
  • Growing beans  by Jackie Clay Atkinson
  • Wooden posts that last  by Robert Van Putten
  • Texas Fireballs by Randy Young
  • Turning a ,000 house into a home  by Claire Wolfe
  • Grow gourmet mushrooms  by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Keeping records for livestock  by Donna Insco
  • Make cheese in a crockpot  by Robyn Dolan
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Learning to shoot  by Massad Ayoob
  • Cole crops  by Sylvia Gist
  • Cut your electric bill in half  by Kathryn Wingrove
  • The Orphan Trains  by John Dinan
  • the gee-whiz! page: Rainbows  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Starting a roadside farm stand by John Murray
  • Hearty, humble potatoes  by Linda Gabris
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    Issue #157 (January/February 2016)

  • Emergency planning beyond the bug-out bag by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Turning a ,000 house into a home Part 3  by Claire Wolfe
  • Homemade fence puller  by Patrice Lewis
  • Cajun and Creole cooking  by Richard Blunt
  • This deadly toxin can kill your garden  by David Goodman
  • Collecting and processing maple syrup  by John Murray
  • The pond in winter  by John Dinan
  • Make your own survival seed bank  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • A crock of sauerkraut  by Linda Gabris
  • The off-grid cabin project, Part 3  by Charles A. Sanders
  • Build a simple, inexpensive greenhouse by Jennifer Poindexter
  • Generators alone are not enough by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Homemade baking extracts by Linda Zimnick
  • One-dish meals  by Habeeb Salloum
  • The gee-whiz! page  by John Silveira
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Spare ammo  by Massad Ayoob
  • My peppermint tin survival kit  by Kim Robertson
  • A homemade bike trailer on the cheap  by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
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    Issue #156 (November/December 2015)

  • The off-grid cabin project; part 2  by Charles A. Sanders
  • Dehydrating eggs at home by Patrice Lewis
  • Redeeming the sale barn goat  by Karen M. House
  • Build your own fire pit  by Joe Mooney
  • Easy, no-knead bread by Melissa Souza
  • Turning a ,000 house into a home; Part 2: Lemonade and serendipity  by Claire Wolfe
  • Tea takes the chill out of winter  by Linda Gabris 
  • Warming holiday tea  by Melissa Souza
  • Make a reusable teabag  by Angeline Hawkes
  • Build a dock in winter  by Matt McEachran
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Pumpkin soup and Mom’s pumpkin muffins  by Ilene Duffy
  • Our barn-style bedroom  by Kimberly Hansen
  • Build a wood crib with free materials by Mark R. Roach
  • Make your own milk kefir  by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Cut it, pile it, burn it: Tips for safely burning brush piles around the homestead  by Justin Thaxton
  • Home coffee roasting  by A.J. Reissig
  • Emergency lighting by Rich Goss 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Everything you need and nothing you don’t  by Massad Ayoob
  • the gee-whiz! page: Insects by O.E. MacDougal
  • Build a stone boat to haul heavy materials around the homestead by R.E. Rawlinson
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    Issue #155 (Sept/Oct 2015)

  • My view: How America can be saved from stupid people by Dave Duffy
  • Turning a ,000 house into a home by Claire Wolfe
  • Building feed boxes for cattle  by Patrice Lewis
  • Harvesting and cooking giant puffball mushrooms  by Donna Adams
  • Indispensable homestead kitchen tools  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Currants & gooseberries by Sylvia Gist
  • Be a Viking: Brew wild-crafted mead by Jereme Zimmerman
  • Three MORE ways the world can end by John Silveira
  • Bowhunting: The instinct and the arrow  by Gary Lewis
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Getting ready for deer season … now by Massad Ayoob
  • Spicy organic salsa  by Melissa Souza
  • Oatmeal sausage: A treat from days gone by  by Gloria Griepenstroh
  • the gee-whiz! page: trees  by O.E. MacDougal
  • A decorative garden from an old stump  by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Build a vertical storage rack for cans by Monika Williams
  • A tale of two wasp traps  by Ted Kobara
  • Issue #154 (July/Aug 2015)

  • My view: Thank you, Home Depot, for giving me a 10% veteran’s discount  by Dave Duffy
  • Build a lean-to greenhouse by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Cooking with wild berries  by Linda Gabris
  • Save your own tomato seeds  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • An introduction to small-scale home hydroponics by Benjamin Richards
  • The off-grid cabin project  by Charles A. Sanders
  • Preserve the harvest naturally through wild fermentation by Jereme Zimmerman
  • How to power your house from your car  by Steven Harris
  • Dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and meats  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Dealing with heat stress by Joe Alton
  • Solar system codes — build it right! by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • The gee-whiz! page: Animals, humans, extraterrestrials, and tools  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Of centuries and guns  by Massad Ayoob
  • Lenie in the chicken coop: A new coop for our flock of hens  by Ilene Duffy
  • Planting a windswept site  by Tom R. Kovach
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    Issue #153 (May/June 2015)

  • How to grow great carrots by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Shed antlers for fun and profit  by Gary Lewis
  • Gabion walls for form and function by Joe Mooney
  • Burdock candy  by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Creative casserole cuisine  by Linda Gabris
  • Will’s Workshop: Building Will’s “Tornado Clucker Plucker”  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • The great American BB gun  by John Dinan
  • Make tomato supports with branches  by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Insect bites  by Joe Alton
  • Solar charge controllers — myths, hype, and facts by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Perennial flowers  by Alice Brantley Yeager
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Guns, suicide prevention, and backwoods lifestyles by Massad Ayoob
  • Cultivating soil for beginners  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Growing corn on a rubble pile  by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
  • Product Review — Haywire Klamper  by Patrice Lewis
  • Easy-to-make reusable cloth coffee filters by Angeline Hawkes
  • the gee-whiz! page — reptiles  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Beet borscht and butternut squash soup with chicken  by Ilene Duffy
  • Make your own maple sugar  by Rheanna Leckie
  • The Last Word: Climate Change Theory — science or religion? by John Silveira
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    Issue #152 (March/April 2015)

  • My view: Defending against terrorists by Dave Duffy
  • Same garden – more food  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Growing hops for profit  by John Murray
  • International dishes  by Linda Gabris
  • Will’s Workshop: A recycled dresser makes a useful bathroom vanity by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Tire gardening  by Patrice Lewis
  • Mom’s Allegheny bread  by Richard Blunt
  • Grow cold-hardy grapes  by Samantha Biggers
  • Easy-to-make farmer’s cheese by Leah Leach
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The break-open breech-loader  by Massad Ayoob
  • Build a keyhole garden by Katelynn Bond
  • How to start an online information-based business  by Patrice Lewis
  • Rogue Photographer  by John Silveira
  • Build a community assistance recharging station by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • The simple jackknife  by John Dinan
  • Goat emergency: Splinting a broken leg  by Donna Insco
  • Surviving black flies  by John Murray
  • The Last Word: Why oil and other fossil fuels are good by John Silveira
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    Issue #151 (Jan/Feb 2015)

  • 10 traits for better living by Claire Wolfe
  • Everfree Farm’s new coop  by Annie Tuttle
  • Raise pigs on pasture  by Samantha Biggers
  • Emergency food storage  by Daniel Furtney
  • Build a compost tumbler  by Joe Mooney
  • Growing your own hay  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • The homesteader’s toolbox  by R.E. Rawlinson
  • The big, wonderful world of rice  by Linda Gabris
  • Air power superiority  by Gary Lewis
  • Economizing on laundry  by David Olsen
  • Rogue Photographer  by John Silveira
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Of guns and snakes by Massad Ayoob
  • Tanning snakeskins  by Frank Knebel
  • Make sourdough with wild yeast by Leah Leach
  • Will’s Workshop: Make your own froe and split your own shakes  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Barns: The centerpieces of farm life  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Ebola: Should we be worried?  by John Silveira
  • Survival infection control by Joe Alton
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Creamy squash soup is great on a cold winter night  by Ilene Duffy
  • The gee-whiz page: Big fish, small fish, bad fish  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Solar power on a low budget by Joel Simon
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    Issue #150 (Nov/Dec 2014)

  • Turn your passion into a business by Patrice Lewis
  • Earthineer: Your local farmer’s market is now online by Claire Wolfe 
  • Raise blackbelly sheep  by Carol Elkins
  • Three raised bed designs by Joe Mooney
  • An overview of chestnuts  by John Silveira
  • Making lip balm at home  by Carly Egger
  • Berries & grapes on your homestead  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Terrorism in America: The armed citizen’s view by Massad Ayoob
  • Gluten-free pizza crust & pie crust  by Richard Blunt
  • Solar suitcase by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Rogue photographer  by John Silveira
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Winter squash for soup, a side dish, and sweet bread  by Ilene Duffy
  • The gun that saved Kenton, Ohio  by John Dinan
  • How to use an abundance of winter squash  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
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    Issue #149 (Sept/Oct 2014)

  • Annie on Everfree Farm  by Annie Tuttle 
  • Venison — from the field to the fork by Linda Gabris
  • A free-standing greenhouse built the economical way  by Daniel Furtney 
  • The state of freedom in America by Claire Wolfe
  • the gee-whiz! page: Mammals  by John Silveira
  • Homestead medical supplies: Part 2  by Joe & Amy Alton 
  • Nut trees on your homestead by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Grow citrus trees in tubs  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • What not to can  by Patrice Lewis 
  • Fall and winter greens  by Sylvia Gist
  • Ayoob on Firearms: the bolt-action rifle  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Easy awnings by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Why you need to add solar to your emergency power backup plans by Jeffrey R. Yago
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    Issue #148 (July/Aug 2014)

  • Saving money on the homestead by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Build a cold smoker so you can make delicious squaw candy by Jane Duquette 
  • Gluten-free flours  by Linda Gabris 
  • Homestead medical supplies: Part 1  by Joe & Amy Alton 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by John Silveira 
  • Small camp security by Gary Lewis 
  • Solar-powered clothes dryer  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Gluten-free sandwich bread; Gluten-free baking: Part 1  by Richard Blunt 
  • Reusables: effective, inexpensive, and you won’t run out!  by Patrice Lewis 
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Chicken in wine sauce  by Ilene Duffy 
  • Can your own tomato products by James Kash 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Reflections on the murder of Kitty Genovese  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Uncommon fruit trees that are really worth growing  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Homemade yogurt  by Sharon Cassano-Lochman 
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    Issue #147 (May/June 2014)

  • Annie on Everfree Farm by Annie Tuttle 
  • Balancing your high- and low-tech preparedness needs  by Patrice Lewis 
  • Green beans — a garden staple  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Pears on your homestead  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Treating ear mites in rabbits  by Karen Marshall 
  • Gardening in the desert using only rainwater by Joe Mooney 
  • Finding compost in nature  by Tincia Seginski
  • Gleaning: An old tradition made new by Daniel Furtney 
  • Build an automatic poultry watering system  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Getting the most from your support hand  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Solar-powered electric fencing by Jeffrey R. Yago 
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    Issue #146 (March/April 2014)

  • Peaches on your homestead  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Annie on Everfree Farm by Annie Tuttle 
  • Solar-powered water purifiers by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Build a cistern out of corrugated road culvert by Joe Mooney 
  • Operating a still-air incubator  by Benjamin Richards 
  • Ayoob on Firearms — Classic backwoods home firearms: The lever action rifle  by Massad Ayoob 
  • The humble kerosene lamp  by Patrice Lewis 
  • Deck out your RV  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Ancona ducks  by Amanda Kemp 
  • Beware of herbicides in mulch, fertilizer, and compost  by Sylvia Gist 
  • The Coming American Dictatorship Part XII: The militarization of America’s police forces by John Silveira 
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    Issue #145 (Jan/Feb 2014)

  • Annie on Everfree Farm by Annie Tuttle 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – The pump shotgun: a traditional backwoods home weapon  by Massad Ayoob
  • Plums on your homestead  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Bees according to Uncle Bob  by James Kash 
  • Secure and economical livestock feed by Sherry Willis 
  • The convenience of a bread bucket by Karen Marshall 
  • Winter health care  by Joe Alton 
  • Delightfully delicious dumplings  by Linda Gabris 
  • Creative home projects  by David Lee 
  • Homemade skin care products by Carly Egger 
  • Wanted dead or alive: shad baits  by Frank Knebel 
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    Issue #144 (Nov/Dec 2013)

  • My view: How to fix your aching back using the McKenzie Method by Dave Duffy 
  • Cherries on your homestead  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Job site solar power by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Homestead water by Patrice Lewis 
  • Build your own solar-powered burglar alarm  by Ronnie Ashmore 
  • Security motion lights  by Karen Marshall
  • Leaving Yuppieford  by Brenda Stickney
  • Rats! Controlling rodent infestation and rodent-caused diseases  by Joe Alton
  • Eye-catching signs with mirrors by David Lee
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Turkey lentil soup  by Ilene Duffy
  • Survival/utility vest by David Eddings
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Just because by Massad Ayoob
  • Tips for older homesteaders  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Wasted hay means wasted money  by Stan Opal
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    Issue #143 (Sept/Oct 2013)

  • My view: Perspectives on Zimmerman/Martin shooting by Massad Ayoob
  • Apples on your homestead  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Making hard cider by Matt Purkeypile
  • Soups from the garden  by Sylvia Gist
  • Homestead security for women by Donna Insco
  • Ayoob on Firearms — Testing your guns  by Massad Ayoob
  • Reel in a sucker: Fishing for carp  by Frank Knebel
  • Build a passive-solar food dehydrator by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Build a balcony deck  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Making a living: Lynette McPherson — knitter  by Lynette McPherson
  • Build a pizza oven by Mike Lorenzen
  • Vegetarian chili  by Richard Blunt
  • Homemade fruit vinegar  by Patrice Lewis
  • Pear overload!  by Dani Payne
  • Picking your pressure canner: All American or Presto? by James Kash
  • The Last Word: Concealed carry laws reduce crime by John Silveira

     

    Issue #142 (July/Aug 2013)

  • My view: The Government intimidation factor and its effect on the health of society by Dave Duffy
  • The home dairy  by Patrice Lewis
  • Consider sheep dairying  by Patrice Lewis
  • Avoiding common canning mistakes by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Preparing for an Appleseed event  by Massad Ayoob
  • Build your own battery charging station by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Slug zapper by Joel Winters
  • Homeschooling your dyslexic kid by John Silveira
  • Making a living: A country business for K9s and their people  by Claire Wolfe
  • Drop out  by Larry Cuthbert
  • Keep your vittles cool with a modern spring box  by Kai Moessle
  • Organic pest control  by Amy & Joseph Alton
  • Hog butchering – using everything but the squeal by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The current “Gun control” push: A cop’s eye view by Massad Ayoob
  • The Last Word: The false argument about defending our freedom by John Silveira

     

    Issue #141 (May/June 2013)

  • Tomatoes — Queen of the garden  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Use solar landscape lights for emergencies by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Rotten luck: The skinny on composting by Patrice Lewis 
  • An interview with a worm composter  by Patrice Lewis 
  • Make manure tea for great fertilizer  by James Kash 
  • Demystifying real rye bread by Richard Blunt 
  • Making turo — Hungarian curd cheese  by Linda Gabris 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Gun control for dummies by Massad Ayoob 
  • Drought tolerant landscaping  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Book review: The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Garden injuries, part 2 by Joe Alton 
  • Delicious bison  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Reviving heat-stressed plants  by Tom Kovach 
  • The Last Word: A reason for the 2nd Amendment by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #140 (March/April 2013)

  • My view — The Newtown atrocity and “gun control” by Massad Ayoob 
  • Plant once — harvest for years by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Hiding a gun: The rules of three by Claire Wolfe 
  • Grid-tied, grid-connected, off-grid: What’s the difference? by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Low-cost raised beds by Lucas Crouch 
  • From waterbed to hotbed  by David Zaugg 
  • Herbs that I cherish  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Old-fashioned homemade cakes  by Linda Gabris 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Why you should try competition shooting  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Drinking problems  by Len McDougall 
  • Sterno and the Blue Hill Stove  by Amaury Murgado 
  • Making a living: Hans and Kimberly Hummel  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Garden injuries by Joe Alton 
  • Food security 101; Why I love my vacuum sealer by Rowena Aldridge 
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Leftover hamburger and potato casserole by Ilene Duffy 
  • Of sawbucks and Charlie  by F.J. Johan 
  • Growing peach trees  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Make your own permanent copper tags  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 

     

    Issue #139 (Jan/Feb 2013)

  • My View: Preparing for a temporary catastrophe by Dave Duffy 
  • Chickens  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Building your chicken coop by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • The chicken and the egg by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Canning chicken — here’s how I do it  by Linda Gabris 
  • BHM hosts Appleseed marksmanship event by Massad Ayoob 
  • Making a living: Jack Spirko “The Survival Podcast”  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Making a living: Yvette Philipsen- Bookkeeper and tax preparer  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Broody biddies make sense on the homestead by James Kash 
  • Food security 101:Convenience mixes make life easier by Rowena Aldridge 
  • Chicken can make you sick: how to prevent and treat food-borne illness  by Amy & Joseph Alton 
  • Building and using wattle fences by Kathryn Wingrove 
  • Roast your own coffee  by Kyle Doty 
  • Plant a tree in the name of love  by Susan Vetrone 
  • Home air pistol range keeps shooting skills sharp  by George Smith 
  • Put a rope handle on your splitting maul  by John Whight 
  • Quick, easy, and cheap tire repairs  by Steven Gregersen 
  • Book review: Preparedness: The Basics and Beyond  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Late winter whiteout: fishing for white bass  by Frank Knebel 
  • Cajeta — a sweet goats’ milk treat  by Donna Adams 
  • The Last Word: The coming ice age by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #138 (Nov/Dec 2012)

  • My view: Lessons for My Children, Chapter 3 by Dave Duffy 
  • The underground economy  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Bartering for bad times by John Silveira 
  • Deconstructing a bowl of red by Richard Blunt 
  • Swedish log candle by Nick Weston 
  • Build a wood-fired stock tank heater by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
  • Build a ski sled by Kai Moessle 
  • Building Eric’s house, Part 8  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Build a better doghouse  by John Barr 
  • How to suture skin  by Amy & Joseph Alton 
  • Tips on setting tile with Tony Jakacky  by Tony Jakacky 
  • Ayoob on Firearms, Taking a look at sights  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Spin wool with a drop spindle  by Hazel Cory 
  • Making a living: Jeri McFarlane: JarBOX  by Claire Wolfe
  • Food security 101 by Rowena Aldridge 
  • Tasty dishes from the curry world  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • The Last Word: Why I vote Libertarian by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #137 (Sept/Oct 2012)

  • My View: Lessons for My Children, Chapter 2 by Dave Duffy 
  • Meat for the homestead by Jackie Clay 
  • The potato hole by Sylvia Gist 
  • Easy homemade dairy products by Maggie Howe 
  • Animal disease traceability: Son of NAIS, A solution in search of a problem by Patrice Lewis 
  • Making a living: Wilson and Chaya Foedus: Pantry Paratus  by Staff 
  • Prepper power! Part 2 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Journey to the backwoods, part 5  by David Lee 
  • Review: The Hunger Games  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Why you should read Survival Mom … even if you aren’t a mom  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The time for modern; the time for traditional by Massad Ayoob 
  • Closing wounds in a remote setting  by Amy & Joseph Alton 
  • Build a simple DIY hoop house and you’ll have fresh greens all year  by Vern Harris 
  • Pickling, it’s not just for cucumbers  by Jackie Clay 
  • Making a living: The Featherman: Chicken processing equipment  by Claire Wolfe 
  • How public-employee unions torpedo a state’s economy  by John Silveira 
  • The Last Word: Turn the poor into capitalists by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #136 (July/Aug 2012)

  • My View: Lessons for My Children, Chapter 1  by Dave Duffy
  • Building Eric’s house, part 7  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Incredible corn, Easy to raise and a great pantry filller  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Snapping turtles by Jason Akers
  • How to skin a snapping turtle  by N.V. Zahradnicek
  • Prepper power by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Huckleberries: purple gold by Laura Roady
  • Tim & Christine Dick: Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast  by Doug Fluckiger
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Banana, blueberry, and peach scones by Ilene Duffy
  • Getting started with oxen  by Anna Knapp-Peck
  • Ayoob on Firearms: How long should your gun’s barrel length be? by Massad Ayoob
  • Build a chicken house in a day by Anita Evangelista
  • Journey to the backwoods, part 4  by David Lee
  • Wrap and roll foods your family will love  by Linda Gabris
  • Control weeds with hoeing  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Horses drew better pay  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Build an outdoor mud oven  by Leah Larson
  • The Last Word: A conspiracy of silence and misinformation by John Silveira

     

    Issue #135 (May/June 2012)

  • My view: Slowing down to enjoy life by Dave Duffy
  • Frugal beekeeping with top bar hives  by Jennifer Herron
  • Squash — Good eating, easy to grow  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Expanding an outbuilding with Tony Jakacky  by Tony Jakacky
  • Canning chickens for the pantry by Samantha Biggers
  • Build a poultry killling cone by Allen Easterly
  • Essential oils by Amy & Joseph Alton
  • Rosemary, a zesty herb  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Time to forget about snail and slug bait by Lyle Dykes
  • Ayoob on Firearms: More on avoiding legal traps  by Massad Ayoob
  • Shooting the vintage rifle  by Ted Kobara
  • Journey to the backwoods, part 3  by David Lee
  • Nature’s compasses  by Len McDougall
  • Grape leaves: a hidden vegetable  by Lynne Sanford
  • Frog gigging  by Jason Akers
  • Middle Eastern breads by Habeeb Salloum
  • A contrary guide to feeding animals by Beth Greenwood
  • Tips for successful softwood cuttings  by Tom R. Kovach
  • The Last Word: Should we scrap our “old” Constitution by John Silveira

     

    Issue #134 (March/April 2012)

  • My view: Tackling the real problems that face us by Dave Duffy
  • A brief history of the end of the world  by Claire Wolfe
  • Zombie apocalypse by John Silveira
  • The gourmet trinity: garlic, shallots, and leeks  by Gail Butler
  • Potatoes — the workhorse of the garden  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Portable solar power by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Medicinal uses of garlic by Joe & Amy Alton
  • Mother Nature’s pottery  by Bernadette Fox
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Affordable firearms by Massad Ayoob
  • Keep your family comfortable and safe on the go by Annie Schap
  • Homestead burnout: What it is and how to avoid it  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Build a small cabin  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • The Last Word: When “good” laws are bad by John Silveira
  • Issue #133 (Jan/Feb 2012)

  • My view: The invisible presidential candidate by John Silveira
  • Raising rabbits by Linda Gabris
  • The 7 core areas of preparedness by Patrice Lewis
  • Build a barrel stove by Nick Weston
  • Cast iron loaf pans from breakfast to dessert by Matt & Linda Morehouse
  • Build your own car wash by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Making a Living: Glenn Jakins: Humless Silent Generator  by Randy Robbins
  • On the road during troubled times  by Massad Ayoob
  • Apocalypse, when?  by Claire Wolfe
  • Build a greenhouse with Tony Jakacky  by Tony Jakacky
  • Journey to the backwoods, Part 2  by David Lee
  • Split your own cedar shakes  by John Whight
  • Prepping with children  by Annie Schap
  • Making maple syrup  by Donna Insco
  • Homemade pasta  by Linda Gabris
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Kale soup & acorn squash bread  by Ilene Duffy
  • A homesteader’s journal, Part 2  by Dani Payne
  • Swap and barter  by Leila Bolster
  • The Last Word: Libertarian and Conservative by John Silveira

     

    Issue #132 (Nov/Dec 2011)

  • My View: How we battle the effects of a recession by Dave Duffy
  • Solar-powered chicken coop by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Build a holz hausen to dry firewood by Doug Fluckiger
  • The other camping season  by Len McDougall
  • Savory supper pies  by Linda Gabris
  • The best apple pie you’ll ever bake by Richard Blunt
  • Mushing  by Len McDougall
  • Building Eric’s house, Part 6  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Midwinter madness  by Claire Wolfe
  • New yarn from old sweaters by Margaret Mills
  • Reduce your property taxes  by Carolyn Evans-Dean
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Muffins, bread, pie  by Ilene Duffy
  • Persimmons — the backwoods sugarplum  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Processing and cooking with persimmons  by Charles A. Sanders
  • Making yogurt by Patrice Lewis
  • Making a living: Rachel Carlyle — Gluten Free Mama  by Sylvia Gist
  • Unplanned homebirth  by Rose Peck
  • Horse labor and putting up firewood  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Living with wolves  by Len McDougall
  • Reload your own brass by Dale Petry
  • Recycled saw blade knives  by Winston Foster
  • The Last Word: The threat of electromagnetic pulse by John Silveira

     

    Issue #131 (Sept/Oct 2011)

  • My view: Reinterpreting the Constitution  by John Silveira
  • Stashing junk silver for bad times by John Silveira
  • Journey to the backwoods  by David Lee
  • Homemade electric power by Jim Van Sant
  • Extend your growing season  by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Making a living: John Rose: Organic farmer  by Randy Robbins
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Tailoring guns to females by Massad Ayoob
  • A small-scale sawmill business for the homestead  by A.J. Reissig
  • Preparing to battle the winter blahs  by Claire Wolfe
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Bean, rice, and chicken soup  by Ilene Duffy
  • Millet: An economical and healthy food  by Habeeb Salloum
  • Buckboard bacon by Tanya Kelley
  • Anatomy of an edge  by Len McDougall
  • Beefsteak tomato sauce  by Robin Nessel
  • A couple of nice fall recipes  by Jim Van Camp
  • Earthineer (Facebook for farmers, but way more useful) by Claire Wolfe
  • Raising kids simply by Patrice Lewis
  • Adventures of a 9-pound cabbage by Katie Martin
  • A small space yields a big crop of garlic by Howard Tuckey
  • Love, sweat, and determination  by Mary Marvin
  • The Last Word: The Un-Patriot Act renewal  by Claire Wolfe

     

    Issue #130 (July/Aug 2011)

  • My view: A government with not enough to do, but lots of hungry mouths to feed by Dave Duffy
  • Wash day by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
  • Survival storeroom by David Eddings
  • Wheat  by Charles A. Sanders
  • Buying a backhoe  by Ian McCollum
  • Making a living: Karen Duty  by Sylvia Gist
  • These dogs can hunt  by Michael D. Faw
  • Kebabs – fancy-free summer fare  by Linda Gabris
  • The low cost of beef  by Jared Bedke
  • Fly it proudly and properly by Roger Meyer
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Use the right ammunition! by Massad Ayoob
  • Brew your own root beer by Tim Murphy
  • Bell peppers – bright color, good food  by Tom R. Kovach
  • Solomon Slick  by Mel Tharp
  • Grandma’s soup from your garden  by Joyce O’Keefe
  • Conquer hornworms  by Marc Burdiss
  • Brown rice – the staff of life for half of mankind  by Habeeb Salloum
  • Blueberry cash crop by Ed Mashburn
  • Lenie in the kitchen: quick cooking for a crowd  by Ilene Duffy

     

    Issue #129 (May/June 2011)

  • My view: An American dollar worth two cents by John Silveira
  • Saving seeds by Jackie Clay
  • Family dinner at Backwoods Home Magazine by Richard Blunt
  • Building Eric’s house – Part 5  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • The gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Medicating your cattle  by Melissa Nelson
  • Is that a good pig? by Kim Dieter
  • A homesteader’s journal, Part 1  by Dani Payne
  • Making a living: Daniel Le Grow  by Silvia Gist
  • LED lighting, Part 3 by Tim Thorstenson
  • Cabbage for good health and great eating  by Linda Gabris
  • Make your own firestarters by Claire Wolfe
  • Atlas Shrugged comes to theaters  by Claire Wolfe
  • The under-appreciated sweet potato  by Vernon Lewis
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Dutch oven stew  by Ilene Duffy

     

    Issue #128 (March/April 2011)

  • My view: Defunding government is a sensible voter solution to reining in local government by Dave Duffy
  • Propagating plants by Jackie Clay
  • Morels for beginners  by Leon Shernoff
  • Drive your own freshwater well by Len McDougall
  • Switch your family to goat’s milk by Tanya Kelley
  • Make a better bucket butter churn  by Connie Rabun
  • The stupid ladder incident  by Jim Van Camp
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The light at the end of the gun by Massad Ayoob
  • Guns and weed: The Road to Freedom  by Claire Wolfe
  • Delicious, dependable potatoes  by Linda Gabris
  • Dehorning calves with dehorning paste  by Patrice Lewis
  • Grow gourmet salad greens  by Raymond Nones
  • Advantages of a wool felt hat  by Rick Brannon
  • Seniors, downsize your gardens!  by Alice Yeager
  • Controlling cutworms  by Tom Kovach
  • A really cheap compost toilet  by Kai Moessle
  • LED lighting: Part 2: LED-based products by Tim Thorstenson
  • The Last Word: Justice Breyer is wrong about the 2nd Amendment by John Silveira

     

    Issue #127 (Jan/Feb 2011)

  • My view: California conservatives missed a chance to speak up for “all” constitutional rights by Dave Duffy
  • Sitting pretty as the economy tanks  by Jackie Clay
  • Making a living: Mike & Margaret Fultz: Entrepreneurs  by Mike Fultz
  • Canned bacon — roll your own! by Enola Gay
  • Woodstove cooking by Cindi Myers
  • The gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Building Eric’s house, part 4  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Healthy, hearty, meatless meals  by Linda Gabris
  • Cooking with a cast iron stove  by Cynthia Hummel
  • Build a chicken tractor by Connie Rabun
  • Do you remember when…Office on the mountain  by John Silveira
  • Growing onions  by Sylvia Gist
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Cheesy fish chowder by Ilene Duffy
  • LED lighting: Part 1 LED technology essentials by Tim Thorstenson
  • Ayoob on firearms: Gun semantics  by Massad Ayoob
  • Wee skillet treats  by Linda Morehouse
  • The last word: Getting the state out of marriage by John Silveira

     

    Issue #126 (Nov/Dec 2010)

  • My view: While the nation languishes in a recession…Traffic tickets are BIG business by James J. Baxter
  • Basic cheese making  by Patrice Lewis
  • A guide to buying silver and gold by Thomas M. Buckley
  • Finding wealth you can wear at yard sales by Thomas M. Buckley
  • Seven tips for choosing the right home safe  by Kentin F. Waits
  • Cold weather shooting considerations by Massad Ayoob
  • Life-saving snowshoes by Len McDougall
  • The gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal
  • How deep can this recession get? How do we escape from it? by John Silveira
  • Installing a steel roof by Norman Bennett
  • Fried Foods by Richard Blunt
  • Sleep tight — a hand-built rope bed  by Kai Moessle
  • Khaki Campbell ducks–the other egg layer by Amanda J. Kemp
  • Cutting hair at home  by Doug Fluckiger
  • A simple way to catch a mouse  by Tomas Gato
  • Remember when…Y2K and the end of the world  by John Silveira
  • Homemade gift baskets  by Linda Gabris
  • Making a Living: Darrel Stone: Computer programmer  by Sylvia Gist
  • The last word: Don’t let crooked politicians hijack the Tea Party movement by Sylvia Gist

     

    Issue #125 (Sept/Oct 2010)

  • My view: Reaching for the stars during a recession by Dave Duffy
  • Butchering a hog  by Tanya Kelley
  • Hungarian liver and rice sausages … a delicious Old World way of stretching a little meat a long way  by Linda Gabris
  • Build an attached solar greenhouse by David Lee
  • How we use our solar greenhouse  by Jennifer Lee
  • Chainsaw sharpening  by Steven Gregersen
  • Small game fills a large pot  by Michael D. Faw
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Big boomer guns by Massad Ayoob
  • Honey – Nature’s sweetener  by Sylvia Gist
  • Pistachios: historic and healthy nuts by Habeeb Salloum
  • Building and stocking your pantry by Jackie Clay
  • An afternoon with Jackie  by Ilene Duffy
  • Making a living: Naturally Cozy, a cottage industry  by Tiffani McKinney
  • Do you remember when…The time-travel ad by John Silveira
  • Emergency and backwoods water treatment, Part 3 – “Taking it to the field”  by Tim Thorstenson
  • The gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Raising JayDee’s house  by Claire Wolfe
  • The Last Word: Magnesium and the International Criminal Court by John Silveira

     

    Issue #124 (July/Aug 2010)

  • My view – Who was Joe Stack? Why does he matter? by Dave Duffy
  • Build a goat cottage  by Jackie Clay
  • A worthwhile journey by Kim Scheimreif
  • Vermicomposting – Raise worms to consume waste, amend soil, and earn income by Rebekah L. Cowell
  • Elderberries – Hospitality, health, and beauty by Gail Butler
  • Ethiopian food  by Richard Blunt
  • Three efficient fish-harvesting techniques – Jug lines, limb lines, trot lines  by Jason Akers
  • Emergency and backwoods water treatment, Part 2 – “The practice”  by Tim Thorstenson
  • The poor man’s ultra-light dual-fuel backpacking stove by Rick Brannon
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Long gun & short gun shooting similarities  by Massad Ayoob
  • Breaking in a sodbuster  by Mel Tharp
  • Our job  by Claire Wolfe
  • Making a living: James Harrod: Small engine repairman  by Sylvia Gist
  • A peek into the life of Pekin ducks  by Abby Walowe
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Pecan coated rock fish  by Ilene Duffy
  • The Last Word: California’s marijuana initiative: A step in the right direction by John Silveira
  • Issue #123 (May/June 2010)

  • My view: The Second Revolution is on the way! by Dave Duffy
  • The Appleseed Project – A weekend course in American Revolutionary War history and rifle marksmanship by Massad Ayoob
  • An Appleseed reunion  by Susan Hogue
  • Wild edibles in delectable dishes by Rebekah L. Cowell
  • Building Eric’s house part 3  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Tomatoes – The essential garden crop by Charles Sanders
  • Tub gardening  by Kim Dieter
  • The sweet side of sourdough  by Linda Gabris
  • Our search for the perfect goat  by Jackie Clay
  • Pasteurizing milk by Patrice Lewis
  • Aprons of memories  by Bobbie Shafer
  • Making a living: Debbra Thompson: Fabric retailer  by Sylvia Gist
  • Fear, freedom, adventure, and the backwoods  by Claire Wolfe
  • The Tea Party Movement! by John Silveira
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Curried lentil soup  by Ilene Duffy
  • The Last Word: The Supreme Court was correct to overturn the Campaign Reform Act  by John Silveira

     

    Issue #122 (Mar/Apr 2010)

  • My view – An assessment of America from Russia by Dave Duffy 
  • Emergency and backwoods water treatment, Part 1 – “The theory”  by Tim Torstenson 
  • The garden by Jonathan Nunan 
  • Gardening is good for you  by Alice Yaeger 
  • Grow potatoes in hay  by Dianna Simms 
  • Six thoughts about werk! when building at Last Chance Gulch  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Vegetarian & Semi-vegetarian – Healthy meals that satisfy the omnivore by Richard Blunt 
  • Bovine basics for beginners by Patrice Lewis 
  • Your kitchen pharmacy: How common culinary herbs and spices can help you feel better by Rebekah L. Cowell
  • Beat supermarket psychology and save  by Karen Zlattner
  • Making a living – Nicole Jarvis: Vegetable gardener  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Spare firearms  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Review: Ed Brown’s Massad Ayoob Signature Model .45 Pistol  by Dave Duffy 
  • A quick tour of hyperinflation and the possible consequences for America by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #121 (January/February 2010)

  • Building Eric’s house, part 2  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Rhubarb, the pioneer “pie plant”  by Jackie Clay 
  • The “good” old days  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Women and guns by Massad Ayoob 
  • Graft your own designer fruit trees by Jackie Clay 
  • Call me plumber by Emily Chadwick 
  • Healthy, hearty soup…start the New Year off in the right direction  by Linda Gabris 
  • Our super insulated home: a 25-year report  by Fred Aydelotte 
  • Making a living – Jamie Fuchs: Producer of green cleaners  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Understanding the music: Winter in the High Desert by Claire Wolfe 
  • Root cellars  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • An easy root cellar from a surprising source  by Doug Fluckiger 
  • Pouring concrete  by Tony Jakacky 
  • Lenie in the kitchen – Sunday night dinner by Ilene Duffy 
  • Abandoning the Constitution! Who’s to blame for our loss of rights? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #120 (November/December 2009)

  • My view – How to achieve affordable health care by John Silveira 
  • Looking back on 20 years of BHM – It all began when I built that cabin by Dave Duffy 
  • The All-American 1911 Pistol  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Extending the harvest  by A.J. Reissig 
  • Cash in on your household junk by Linda Gabris
  • Making a living: Sara Bauer: Chocolatier  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Take the chill out of winter with a hot meal from India  by Linda Gabris 
  • Bottle-raise a calf – The economical road to a milk cow or beef steer by Jackie Clay 
  • An adventure in hypothermia  by Len McDougall 
  • Before you build in snow country, think about your roof  by Sandra Coates 
  • Sew a safety vest for your dog  by Fred Aydelotte
  • Ayoob on Firearms: Consider the 20-gauge shotgun by Massad Ayoob 
  • Learning to love the high desert by Claire Wolfe 
  • Replacing windows with Tony Jakacky  by Tony Jakacky 
  • Building an addition onto our log cabin  by Jackie Clay 
  • Lenie in the kitchen: All the trimmings  by Ilene Duffy 
  • Chainsaw basics  by Steven Gregersen 
  • Intake and exhaust upgrades for better mileage and performance by Len Torney 
  • How to begin taking wildlife photographs by H. Bumper Bauer 
  • Build this simple feeder to attract a photo opportunity  by H. Bumper Bauer 
  • The Last Word: Who are the libertarians? Can they save the Constitution? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #119 (September/October 2009)

  • My view – The destruction of the mass print media will help save freedom in America by Dave Duffy 
  • Preparing for hunting season by Massad Ayoob 
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Salads from the garden  by Ilene Duffy 
  • You can still live the good life  by Jackie Clay 
  • Testing soil by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Pooling resources at Last Chance Gulch: one way to live well in hard times  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Small skillet treats  by Linda Morehouse 
  • Building basics with Tony Jakacky  by Tony Jakacky 
  • How to organize an outdoor canning party by Jennifer Grahovac 
  • Homemade butter  by John Baker 
  • The joy of autumn pumpkins  by Linda Gabris 
  • The art of squirrel hunting  by Matthew Kemp 
  • Cooking squirrel  by Amanda Kemp 
  • The real”Q” – Barbecue the way it’s supposed to be by John DePresca 
  • Choosing a chain saw by Steven Gregersen 
  • Hen house takes off on wheels  by J.E. Kuyper 
  • Build a chicken feeder on the cheep by Linda Slate 
  • Making a living: Marret and Ina Christiansen: Canine clothiers  by Sylvia Gist 
  • The Coming American Dictatorship Part XI – The Tenth Amendment by John Silveira 
  • The Last Word: Was the first government gun confiscation attempt foiled by an unsung colonial heroine? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #118 (July/August 2009)

  • My view – Golf’s critical life lessons are under threat by Dave Duffy 
  • Saving money in the garden  by Gail Butler 
  • Grasshopper control  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Preparing for civil unrest by Claire Wolfe 
  • Cast iron by Jackie Clay 
  • Ayoob on Firearms: The ammo shortage and what to do about it  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Appleseed Boot Camp  by Susan Hogue 
  • Making a living: Jamie Seegers: Buffalo soap maker  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Making a living: Keith Kirkpatrick: Gymnastics Coach  by Mackenna Marstall
  • Lenie in the kitchen: Apple and berry pies by Ilene Duffy 
  • Building basics with Tony Jakacky  by Tony Jakacky 
  • Solar hot water systems by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Wonderful wilderness teas  by Linda Gabris 
  • Our energy crisis: Part 3 – Alternative energy resources for the nation and for the self-reliant by John Silveira 
  • The last word: The “risks” with Swine Flu by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #117 (May/June 2009)

  • My view – Paying for social security with worthless $ by Dave Duffy 
  • Survive the crunch through self-reliance  by Jackie Clay 
  • Homemade pre-mixed foods – they’re economical and easy to make  by Linda Gabris 
  • Simplifying simplicity by Claire Wolfe 
  • The Coming American Dictatorship Part X – How special interests are writing our laws and destroying America  by John Silveira 
  • Making a living: Mike Neil: Craftsman, remodeler  by Jay Stoler 
  • Making a living: Roger Clark: Cane syrup maker  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Making a living: Heather Adams: Custom engraver  by Rhoda Denning 
  • Making a living: Oliver Del Signore: Webmaster  by John Silveira 
  • Making a living: Jim Van Camp: Coffee roaster, painter  by Jim Van Camp 
  • Making a living: Tony Jakacky: Contractor, board member  by Jay Stoler 
  • Making a living: Eric Ragsdale: Computer geek  by Mackenna Marstall 
  • Making a living: Jan Stoler: Multi-media maverick  by Jay Stoler 
  • Making a living: Jason Clark: Custom knifemaker  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Making a living: Dave Anderson: Fishing guide  by Dave Duffy 
  • Making a living: Sabrina Anderson: Child care provider  by John Silveira 
  • Making a living: Wayne Adams: Boat builder, fabricator  by John Silveira 
  • Whole wheat for the whole week  by Jay Stoler
  • A survival key ring – your everyday tool for emergency preparedness by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Life-long siding with fiber cement board by Jay Stoler 
  • The good life  by Katie Martin 
  • Two legume soups with a garlic topper  by Ilene Duffy 
  • Please, Just wear hearing protection!  by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • Ayoob on firearms: Same caliber rifles and handguns  by Massad Ayoob 
  • A few tips to stretch your food budget  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Jackie’s garden primer by Jackie Clay 
  • The last word: The path to another Depression by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #116 (March/April 2009)

  • My view – How do you save freedom in America? by Dave Duffy 
  • Garden spaces for small places by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Feeding large families without breaking the bank by Jackie Clay 
  • Try these “old tyme” woodworking tools  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Simplify your gardening chores with these ideas  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Scroll saw portraits  by Eric Vanaman 
  • Installing your own small, remote off-grid solar system by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Asparagus: recipes for the king of spring  by Linda Gabris 
  • Ten real inspirations by Claire Wolfe 
  • Delicious lentil soup  by Ilene Duffy 
  • Get the most out of your vehicle and your maintenance dollar by Len Torney 
  • Raising quail in the suburbs  by Ben Richards 
  • Ayoob on firearms – Military surplus and military “clone’ rifles by Massad Ayoob 
  • Stay healthy with probiotics  by Joe Knight 
  • The last word – Because they failed to take away our guns, they’re coming after our ammo by John Silveira

     

    Issue #115 (January/February 2009)

  • My view – From gun control to socialism, it begins with the Fairness Doctrine by Dave Duffy 
  • Eating well on a lean budget  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Putting game meat on the table  by Linda Gabris 
  • Get a PhD in homebuilding: Build your own home in two years by David Lee 
  • The Great Depression – a reminiscence by Alice Brantley Yaeger and James Otto Yaeger 
  • Survival strategies people used in the last economic depression  by John Silveira 
  • Solar and wind energy credits: new tax credits could make it easier to afford alternative energy systems by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • The wisdom of my parents  by Kentin F. Waits 
  • Gourmet nutrition with rice and beans by Richard Blunt 
  • Ayoob on firearms – Gun collecting: Hobby or investment plan?  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Three books, three Greek recipes  by Ilene Duffy 
  • Bury a gun and ammo for 15 years (and be assured everything still works when you dig it up) by Charles Wood 
  • Breastfeeding – babies love it, and for good reason by Rebekah L. Cowell 
  • Don’t get stranded in winter – inexpensive vehicle maintenance you can do now  by Len Torney 
  • City girl–Country life – 13 simple (and cheap pleasures)  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Caring for livestock in winter  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • The last word – The meltdown and the bailout: why, how, and what they mean by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #114 (November/December 2008)

  • My view – A momentous event that puts the Presidential race in perspective by Dave Duffy 
  • Whole grain breads baked at home – part 2  by Richard Blunt 
  • Our energy crisis: Part 2 of 3: nuclear energy is sensible and safe by John Silveira 
  • Cash in on autumn’s bounty of crabapples  by Linda Gabris 
  • The fire wick fire starter by Len McDougall 
  • Great home-cooked meals from your storage pantry  by Jackie Clay 
  • The community treasure chest by Sandy Coates 
  • Random weave greenbrier – an easy way to make a nice basket  by Pamela Zimmerman 
  • Never too busy to make bread by Ilene Duffy 
  • Ayoob on firearms – an economical battery of guns for the backwoods home by Massad Ayoob 
  • City girl–Country life – Community supported agriculture: Where town meets country  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Making bouillon cubes  by Selina Rifkin 
  • The last word – The world is coming to an end…and this time , I’m not kidding by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #113 (September/October 2008)

  • My view – A vast cultural divide exists between environmentalists and gun owners by Dave Duffy 
  • Alternative food preservation – dehydrate, smoke, pickle  by Jackie Clay 
  • Energy class: part 3 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Reflections on age and guns  by Massad Ayoob 
  • City girl–Country life – Homemade bread – a metaphor for life by Claire Wolfe 
  • Grow your own grain  by Jackie Clay 
  • Sewing and using cloth diapers is easier than you think by Annie Tuttle 
  • Teach your kids to use tools  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Brining pickles by the quart or gallon by Vicky Rose 
  • Grape juice, jam, and jelly  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Plums – preserving a plentiful crop  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Our energy crisis: Part 1 of 3: It’s our own creation, but we can fix it by John Silveira 
  • Garlic in the garden  by Linda Gabris 
  • The many benefits of garlic by Joe Knight 
  • The last word – The real good news in the recent 2nd Amendment decision by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #112 (July/August 2008)

  • My view – Maybe food shortages and hunger will do what intellectual debate can’t by Dave Duffy 
  • Building Eric’s house, Learn as you go, pay as you go by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Goat birthing and raising kids by Jackie Clay 
  • City girl–Country life – Learning to receive  by Claire Wolfe 
  • The rising cost of food & fuel by John Silveira 
  • Energy class: Part 2 – understanding your electric bill by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Whole grain breads baked at home by Richard Blunt 
  • Five-gallon drip irrigation  by Randy Erskine 
  • Summer squash – How good it is!  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Gardening with hog panels  by Mark Cobbeldick 
  • Redworm farming by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Heirloom guns  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Catfish by the bucketful  by Paul Miller 
  • The last word – Thomas Jefferson couldn’t get elected today by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #111 (May/June 2008)

  • My view – What’s driving prices up? What can you do about it? by John Silveira 
  • The art of scrounging building materials at bargain prices  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Can you survive out of your pantry for a whole year?  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Protein – the cornerstone of a survival diet by Jackie Clay 
  • City girl–Country life – Circle of friends: The importance of other people in our preparedness plans by Claire Wolfe 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Preparing gun owners for the short- term future by Massad Ayoob 
  • The all-purpose family medical kit  by Jackie Clay 
  • Energy class – Part 1 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Get serious about gardening  by Jackie Clay 
  • Whole grains – A healthy choice  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Fast and easy bread recipes  by Ilene Duffy 
  • The invention of food canning  by Brewster Gillett 
  • Claire goes to the movies – One man’s war against the IRS  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Keep your family safe from zoonotic diseases  by Joe Knight 
  • Preparedness rule of three  by Corey Gage 
  • A custom kitchen is affordable with a little creative thinking  by Jim Dickie 

     

    Issue #110 (March/April 2008)

  • My view – Planning for the inevitable by Dave Duffy 
  • Batten the hatch! It’s time to build a batten door  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Invasive species and how we battle them  by John Silveira 
  • City girl–Country life – The great gale of ought seven  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Is LED lighting in your future? by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Hunting to fill the dinner pot by Len McDougall 
  • Canning meals in a jar – homemade convenience food  by Jackie Clay 
  • Get the most out of spring seed catalogs  by Jackie Clay 
  • Lenie in the Kitchen – A few favorite recipes & books by Ilene Duffy 
  • A good use for old rocks  by Jerry Hourigan 
  • Crock pot cookery – Serve up a hot and hearty supper even when you’ve been away all day  by Linda Gabris 
  • Making delicious, unthinkable wines by Lev G. Fedyniak 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Moderate power firearms by Massad Ayoob 
  • Make adobe bricks by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Build your own repeating mouse trap by Allen Easterly 
  • The last word: Our “unenumerated” rights by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #109 (January/February 2008)

  • My view – Starting the hurricane by Dave Duffy 
  • A cabin for one by Lee Greiman 
  • Chickens – the most valuable animals on the homestead by Jackie Clay 
  • Feathered to finished in 15 minutes – clean a chicken quickly and easily with these simple steps  by Jackie Clay 
  • City girl–Country life – The joys of idleness by Claire Wolfe 
  • Solar power trailer: Part 2 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • I built my affordable beach home just over the border in Mexico  by Allen Schwartz 
  • Get to know your spiders by Jerry Hourigan 
  • Starting Over – Part 14  by Jackie Clay 
  • Rhubarb – vegetable or fruit?  by Gail Butler 
  • Wildlife tracking 101 by Len McDougall 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – The .22 handgun: A backwoods home staple  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Eight sweets for you and your sweetie by Claire Wolfe 
  • The last word – A doomsday scenario to sleep on by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #108 (November/December 2007)

  • My view – Questions about global warming by John Silveira 
  • Lessons learned in an ice storm by Anita Evangelista 
  • The perfect holiday meal by Jackie Clay 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Thoughts on ammunition by Massad Ayoob 
  • Solar power trailer: Part 1 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Talking with horses – an interview with Paul Brousseau  by John Silveira 
  • Dreams to reality – Our journey to self-reliant living  by Frank Dujanovic 
  • Composting – Plain and simple  by Raymond Nones 
  • The nutritious banana – North America’s most consumed fruit  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Caveman walking stick by Jim Van Sant 
  • City girl–Country life – Country creativity  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Carbon monoxide – the silent killer  by Tom and Joanna O’Toole 
  • Build a deluxe barrel stove by David Lee 
  • Encounters with a black bear  by Len McDougall
  • Avoiding deer on the roadways  by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • These rustic easy to make candleholders are a great gift idea  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • The trigger line by Len McDougall 
  • The last word – The unheralded roots of America’s freedoms by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #107 (September/October 2007)

  • My view – Self-reliance equals freedom by Dave Duffy 
  • Build a small shop or garden tool shed cheap!  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Kick the credit card habit and learn to stash cash by Claire Wolfe 
  • Playing goose fiddle  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Dim bulbs in California by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Haymaking the old way (mostly)  by Sarah Ade 
  • Building the coyote rifle by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • My permanent onion patch  by Lynne Sanford 
  • Pumpkins bring on the goodness of autumn  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Propagating grapes by Sylvia Gist 
  • Shelves and benches by David Lee 
  • Picture perfect picnic  by Linda Gabris 
  • Build a homemade boot scraper  by Dale King 
  • Big cities, Love ’em or hate ’em, they benefit us all!  by John Silveira 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Two tales of good and evil in the human heart  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Raspberries, great fruit with little care  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Instructive backyard shooting drills  by Massad Ayoob 
  • The last word – Is “peak oil” the new end-of-the-world? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #106 (July/August 2007)

  • My view – The parasitic nature of bureaucracy by Dave Duffy 
  • Build a treehouse & give life to a good tree  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • 10 ways to make money on your land by Anita Evangelista 
  • Raising rabbits for profit by Carrie Peterson 
  • Renovating old walls by David Lee 
  • Build a lightweight wire cage  by Pat Barden 
  • The barnyard scramble by Michelle Hampton 
  • Cornucopia  by Linda Gabris 
  • The healthy kitchen – really good stuff….collard greens, kale, mustard greens  by Richard Blunt 
  • Apricots – The golden seeds of the sun  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Footloose (and fancy-free) in the country by Claire Wolfe 
  • Killer hurricanes  by John Silveira 
  • Starting Over – part 13  by Jackie Clay 
  • The last word – Are aliens stealing our honeybees? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #105 (May/June 2007)

  • My view – Finally – a disaster that is guaranteed! by Dave Duffy 
  • Candles guns & knives  by David Lee 
  • Country characters – John McCormick – octogenarian  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Where our farm animals come from by John Silveira 
  • Hydronic woodstoves by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • The chicken and the egg  by Allen Easterly 
  • This country job really rocks by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Two classics of man and nature  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Homemade healthy soba noodles by Linda Gabris 
  • Cleaning a well by Pat Barden 
  • You can safely and easily can your own meat by Jackie Clay 
  • Controlling mice and rats  by Erwin V. Cohen 
  • Rodents carry disease, ruin food, and gnaw everything  by John Silveira 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Avoiding legal traps by Massad Ayoob 
  • The coffee mug knife sharpener by Michael Cantrell 
  • The last word – Republican suicide  by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #104 (March/April 2007)

  • My view – America, land of the free…ha, ha, ha! by Dave Duffy 
  • Fruit trees by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • 10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Traveling iron  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Wilderness dentistry  by Len McDougall 
  • Help your home survive in the path of a wildfire by Brent Stainer 
  • Understanding fire zones  by Chuck Lamb 
  • Beans grow all over  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Bush snap beans – Little plants, big yields  by Raymond Nones 
  • Salmon hot pot party a great way to warm up in the winter  by Linda Gabris 
  • Build an old-fashioned hotbed and start your seeds in style by Roy Martin 
  • Adventures with a portable sawmill by Pat Barden 
  • Leafy green vegetables – The underrated heroes of the garden by Jackie Clay 
  • Where our garden crops come from  by John Silveira 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Worms and words: Two films for the kids  by Claire Wolfe 
  • The last word – Finally, a choice in 2008 by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #103 (January/February 2007)

  • My view – I’m proud to be a “Losertarian” again by Dave Duffy 
  • The modern day small family ranch  by John Silveira 
  • Hearty stews for the soul by George Erdosh 
  • Making good jerky by Randy Neumann 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – The subtleties of safe firearms handling by Massad Ayoob 
  • Are hydrogen-fueled cars pie-in-the-sky? by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Tomatoes! Growing, canning, drying  by Jackie Clay 
  • The Healthy kitchen – Not all fats are bad…But some will kill you  by Richard Blunt 
  • Clover – From livestock forage to medicinal tea, this humble plant is one of nature’s best gifts by Eugene Mitchell 
  • The best city garden by Anita Evangelista 
  • How to build a good fence for your homestead by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Do you suffer from gout? Here are some recipes that might help by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Try Lentils for healthy, meatless, delicious meals  by Linda Gabris 
  • The last word – Loading the gun for a dictatorship by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #102 (November/December 2006)

  • My view – Which wars work best? The ones we fight or the ones we avoid? by Dave Duffy 
  • Starting Over – part 12  by Jackie Clay 
  • Killer Blizzards understanding them could save your life  by John Silveira 
  • Build a poured slab foundation for your new home  by David Lee 
  • The healthy kitchen, good spoons, knives, food by Richard Blunt 
  • Solar-powered refrigerators by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Healthy holiday munchies guaranteed to take the sneak ouf of snacking by Linda Gabris 
  • Tofu An all-purpose wonderfully nutritious food  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Healthy Homemade Tofu  by Linda Gabris 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – When wild animals invade your homestead  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Modify your oven to bake great bread by Emily Buehler 
  • Battling skunks with mothballs and pepper spray  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Water development for the homestead – Ponds, cisterns & tanks by Roy Martin 
  • The last word – Who’s supposed to protect our rights? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #101 (September/October 2006)

  • My View – The Government gorilla in our home by Dave Duffy 
  • Homesite preparation and foundation  by David Lee 
  • No fuss, no muss, One-pan grouse supper by Linda Gabris 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – Frontier style handguns for the modern backwoods home by Massad Ayoob 
  • Claire goes to the movies – The missing link: Self protection through awareness, avoidance, and de- escalation  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Make your own biodiesel for 80¢ per gallon by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Water development Wells for the homestead  by Roy Martin 
  • Build a 6,500-gallon concrete water tank for 00 by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Homemade pickles and relishes…a wonderful way to turn autumn harvest into winter treasure  by Linda Gabris 
  • The enchanting chanterelle gourmet goodies free from the forest by Devon Winter 
  • Starting Over part eleven  by Jackie Clay 
  • Extreme Ghanaian trout an easy dish with exotic flair  by Linda Gabris 
  • Raising quail a home grown delicacy by Allen Easterly 
  • Tantalizing ginger  by Linda Gabris 
  • The last word – The land of the unfree by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #100 (July/August 2006)

  • My View – If you want to take care of your health, you have to take control of your life by Dave Duffy 
  • A healthy heart starts in the kitchen by Richard Blunt 
  • A brief history of health and medicine from witch doctors to computers by John Silveira 
  • Starting Over part 10  by Jackie Clay 
  • Walden Pond the solar version, part 2 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Growing potatoes in straw by Habeeb Salloum 
  • The Renewable Energy Handbook  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Drinks and desserts to help you beat the heat  by Linda Gabris 
  • Healthy vegetables  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Indoor air pollution solved  by David Lee 
  • Cooking with seeds by Linda Gabris 
  • Lemons the versatile fruit by Sharon L. RD Palmer
  • Ayoob on firearms – Centennial of the All-American .30- 06 by Massad Ayoob 
  • Asparagus, a mouth-watering healthy vegetable  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Movies to tickle your immune system  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Clean up your act! by Nanette Blanchard 
  • The last word – Confident liberals vs. whiny conservatives? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #99 (May/June 2006)

  • My View – Government spending by Dave Duffy 
  • Walden Pond the solar version by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Water development springs and seeps  by Roy Martin 
  • Buying a used mobile home by Daniel Motz 
  • Gardening tips and tricks by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Once a day milking or how to milk a cow in 238 easy steps by Patrice Lewis 
  • Heart healthy recipes by Ilene Duffy 
  • Summer’s silent heat waves – they are deadlier than nearly all other disasters combined  by John Silveira 
  • Summer vegetables  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Carved hinges part 2  by David Lee 
  • Starting Over 9  by Jackie Clay 
  • Cold-hardy grapevines to make homemade wine, juice, and jelly  by Gail Butler 
  • Ayoob on Firearms – How big a gun do you need? by Massad Ayoob 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Busted: The Citizen’s Guide to Police Encounters  by Claire Wolfe 
  • The last word – “If you don’t like it here, why don’t you move to another country?” by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #98 (March/April 2006)

  • My View – Why you may want to get a “stress test” by Dave Duffy 
  • Replacing “butt ugly” door hinges with beautiful carved hinges  by David Lee 
  • Starting over 8  by Jackie Clay 
  • A new use for old tires – a garden using tires by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the all American Ruger 10/22 rifle  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Take care of your knife by John Lo Cicero 
  • The wonderful world of lavender by Sharon L. RD Palmer 
  • Buying the right emergency radio by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • The healthful hobby of herb gardening  by Linda Gabris 
  • Grow garlic and reap health benefits by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • No-frills tomato transplants  by Raymond Nones 
  • Build a groundhog snare by Allen Easterly 
  • To make supplies for your garden…recycle  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Quick-to-build survival shelters  by Corcceigh Green 
  • Monster quake! It won’t be in California…but in the American heartland!  by John Silveira 
  • Claire goes to the movies – V for Vendetta  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Use common-sense when fertilizing your garden with manure  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • The last word – the National Animal Identification System is the bureaucrats’ latest grab for power by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #97 (January/February 2006)

  • My View – Talking to your kids about death by Dave Duffy 
  • Healthy homemade breads with worldly flair  by Linda Gabris 
  • Potatoes a storehouse of energy and nutrients  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • How to grow potatoes  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • The science behind the potato  by George Erdosh 
  • Stop breathing dirt and microbes and build a home central vacuum system  by David Lee 
  • Ayoob on firearms – answering some well-asked questions about personal defense by Massad Ayoob 
  • Self defense for women – a New Year’s resolution I kept  by Kelly McCarthy 
  • Flashlight! Flashlight! Who’s got the flashlight?  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Survival fire building skills  by Corcceigh Green 
  • Vinegar – a splash is all you need for healthful eating, natural healing, and sparkling home  by Linda Gabris 
  • Creating and maintaining your own sourdough starter  by Emily Buehler 
  • Avian flu – how afraid of this chicken should you be? by John Silveira 
  • Avoid getting taken to the cleaners – publish your book for as little as 0  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Kids in the kitchen  by Sharon L. RD Palmer 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Tucker: the man and his dream; The man in the white suit; A home of our own  by Claire Wolfe 
  • The last word – activists on both the left and the right spotlight a broken federal government by Claire Wolfe 

     

    Issue #96 (November/December 2005)

  • My View – If you want to survive an emergency, look to yourself, not the Government by Dave Duffy 
  • Towers  by David Lee 
  • Need more gas mileage? by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • 10 country do’s and don’ts by Julie Crist 
  • Teaching the joy of reading by Amy E. Peare 
  • Preparing for home evacuation  by Kelly McCarthy 
  • Ayoob on firearms – SOCOM-16  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Take the chill out of winter – grain soups, wild bird soups, and super sippers  by Linda Gabris 
  • Make your own nut butters by Sylvia Gist 
  • Shiitake mushrooms – “good health” you can grow yourself by Linda Gabris 
  • Burghul – the noblest food achieved by wheat  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Build a top-bar beehive  by Jarrett D. Kelly 
  • Starting over part 7  by Jackie Clay 
  • Ice dams on roofs  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Hibernation  by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • Frostbite – don’t flirt with this sneaky danger by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Cats & Dogs; Singin’ in the Rain; Galaxy Quest; Babe; My Cousin Vinny; Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl; A Mighty Wind  by Claire Wolfe 
  • The last word – let prisoners get high on marijuana by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #95 (September/October 2005)

  • My View – Sgt. Jim Duffy, an ordinary hero by Dave Duffy 
  • Gold panning for fun and profit  by Gail Butler 
  • Put your garden to bed for the winter by Jackie Clay 
  • Marlin 336: the other classic backwoods home deer rifle by Massad Ayoob 
  • The care & feeding of solar batteries by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Gather rose hips for health by Gail Butler 
  • The benefits of mulching  by Raymond Nones 
  • Starting over 6  by Jackie Clay 
  • Kinder goats – a small breed for milk and meat by Kathleen Sanderson 
  • Making sausage by Linda Gabris 
  • Time to strike black bear off the food blacklist  by Linda Gabris 
  • Build a component water system  by David Lee 
  • Funerals don’t have to be expensive by Kelly McCarthy 
  • Claire goes to the movies – The Iron Giant; The Incredibles  by Claire Wolfe 

     

    Issue #94 (July/August 2005)

  • My View – Planning for a Gold Beach tsunami by Dave Duffy 
  • Make shade when the sun shines  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Cool dishes for formal summer dining by Linda Gabris 
  • Subduction zone tsunami – what the residents of the Pacific Northwest have to fear by John Silveira
  • PVC pipe in the home, garden, farm, and workshop by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Grid-tie solar powered farm by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Starting over again without a man  by Jackie Clay 
  • Self-reliance for women – surviving a biochemical attack by Kelly McCarthy 
  • Self-reliance is an mindset – a woman’s opinion by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • A view of self-reliance from a more timid perspective – a woman’s opinion by Claire Wolfe
  • Claire goes to the movies – girls growing up  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Females and firearms  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Lifestyle and cancer  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS
  • Middle Eastern vegetarian delights for summer days  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Banquet in a basket  by Linda Gabris 

     

    Issue #93 (May/June 2005)

  • My View – Practicing what we preach by Dave Duffy 
  • Finding your own freedom by Claire Wolfe 
  • Harvesting the wild blueberries  by Jackie Clay 
  • Raising rabbits on the home place  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Paring down for off-grid living by Steven Gregersen 
  • Add solar power to your truck camper by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Starting over again: part 4  by Jackie Clay 
  • Solar window panels  by David Lee 
  • Salmon candy and pickles, two unique ways to enjoy your next catch by Linda Gabris 
  • Gardening for treasure by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Rebuilding the homestead greenhouse  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Fiddlehead ferns – great fun, healthful eating  by Linda Gabris 
  • Claire goes to the movies – The Mark of Zorro; The Adventures of Robin Hood; The Scarlet Pimpernel  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Vegetarian soups from the Middle East and North Africa  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Ayoob on firearms – choose your ammo…police style by Massad Ayoob 
  • The coyote  by Jack Lintelmann 
  • The last word – one good reason for tax reform by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #92 (March/April 2005)

  • My View – Training for the Boston Marathon by Dave Duffy 
  • The forever floor by David Lee 
  • Delicious crisp cool weather greens are easy to grow  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Build a heated germination bed by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Some tips for aging gardeners  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Couponing, refunding, and stockpiling will make your money stretch by Mary Kenyon 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Firefly  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Build a simple solar powered outdoor light by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Starting over again – part 3  by Jackie Clay 
  • Swiss chard the leaf vegetable that keeps on giving! by Raymond Nones 
  • Start spring off early with potatoes, English peas, green onions, lettuce, & radishes  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Adding the beauty of stone to your home is easy  by David King 
  • Stinging nettle: mother nature’s healthiest pick  by Linda Gabris 
  • Ayoob on firearms – Winchester ’94: the classic backwoods home deer rifle  by Massad Ayoob 
  • The art of living in small spaces by Claire Wolfe 
  • Versatile beans  by Carol L. Chandler 
  • Goat milk recipes by Jackie Clay 
  • Perfect dread  by Danny Fulks 
  • The last word – why we have no “constitutional” rights by John Silveira

     

    Issue #91 (January/February 2005)

  • My View – That old survivalist mumbo jumbo and 10 reasons why it makes sense  by Dave Duffy 
  • The art of chimney building  by David Lee 
  • Practical preparedness planning  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Catch your own bait  by Gary Gresh 
  • The supermarket bait shop  by Gary Gresh 
  • Build your own solar-powered water pumping station  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Starting over – again, part 2  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Blueberries delicious and easy to grow  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Build a trail  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Breaking ice on hard water fishing – a cool introduction to a fun sport  by Linda Gabris 
  • Pickled fish and rollmops  by Linda Gabris 
  • Ayoob on firearms – Firearms: tools of rural living  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Maple syrup  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Walking on thin ice is risky business  by Tom and Lorraine O’Toole 
  • Claire goes to the movies – Secondhand Lions; Stand By Me  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Killing weeds with boiling water  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • The last word – the impact of firearms on crime, business, and politics  by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #90 (November/December 2004)

  • My View – Getting what we deserve by Dave Duffy 
  • Water pumping windmills by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Ayoob on firearms – armed civilians can help fight terrorism by Massad Ayoob 
  • 7 steps to consider before you choose to live the “simple” life  by Steven Gregersen 
  • Neighbors by Brent Todd 
  • Home Energy Information – solar power 101: solar arrays, part 4 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Small Town America – Live Oak, Florida  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Better wood heating by David Lee 
  • Turkey the old-fashioned way by Linda Gabris 
  • Starting over again  by Jackie Clay 
  • Turkey/rice casserole…for one  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Peanut butter pest control  by Rick Brannan 
  • Think of it this way…a republic vs. a democracy by John Silveira 
  • Space heater safety tips by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Ridge Rhythm  by Danny Fulks 
  • The last word – something for nothing  by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #89 (September/October 2004)

  • My View – The burglar does far more than steal! by Dave Duffy 
  • Raising market lambs on the small place  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Ayoob on firearms – common sense about burglary prevention by Massad Ayoob 
  • 35 country jobs – how folks make a living near my hometown by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Creating wealth with DRIP$ (Dividend Reinve$tment Plan$)  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Think of it this way – fake lawsuits, stacked juries, and lawyers! by John Silveira 
  • Metal roofs  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Home Energy Information – solar power 101: Inverters, part 3 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Novel rolled roof shingles to complement split shake siding  by David Lee 
  • Small Town America – pretty Snowflake, Arizona, a Mormon gem amid Indian territory  by Emily Salinger 
  • Designing the nonelectric homestead or retreat  by Steven Gregersen 
  • Tasty uses for garden and wild edibles by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Get a piece of history: an M1 Garand rifle by Mike Blank
  • From water to plate, handling fish safely  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Tahini a health food par-excellence by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Turning down the thermostat saves  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • The first and last time I smoked  by Al Hartgrove 
  • Grass as mulch  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • The last word – getting rich through generosity by John Silveira

     

    Issue #88 (July/August 2004)

  • My View – A summer of energy fairs and politics by Dave Duffy 
  • Split shake siding the modern way  by David Lee 
  • Beekeeping basics by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Make your own bee equipment  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Hungry enough to eat a horse??? by Don Chance 
  • Controlling groundhogs  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Small Town America – Ashland, Oregon  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Plantain  by Rick Brannan 
  • Home Energy Information – solar power 101: batteries, part 2 by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • A portable mini-cabin  by Marvin B. Harper 
  • Wonderful wilderness wines by Linda Gabris 
  • Jams and jellies from Mother Nature’s wilderness picks  by Linda Gabris 
  • Nursing – a perfect backwoods career by John McLane, RN 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the pump shotgun: a backwoods home classic  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Fried chicken for breakfast by Danny Fulks 
  • The last word – Democracy in Iraq? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #87 (May/June 2004)

  • My View – A reluctant coach  by Dave Duffy 
  • Dairy goats are for you!  by Jackie Clay 
  • Why won’t it all go to my kids? The essentials of estate planning  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • The poor man’s ceramic knife sharpener by Rick Brannan 
  • For fuel, fertilizer, and maybe even improved water quality you may need look no further than your manure pile by Rev. Dr. JD Hooker 
  • Protect your house from lightning  by Dorothy Ainsworth
  • Tree planting tips  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Double wall adobe construction  by Bob and KD Bellar 
  • Living with kerosene  by Julie A. Mikoley 
  • Home Energy Information – solar power 101: batteries by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Big fat squash that keep all winter  by Jackie Clay 
  • Small Town America – Fortine, Montana, why do you want to live there?  by Steven Gregersen 
  • Vegetarian pies: they kept us healthy on the farm by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Ayoob on firearms – body language and threat recognition by Massad Ayoob 
  • Controlling aphids  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Removing pine sap  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Converting a gasoline-powered rototiller to electric by Glenn Willis, Jr. 
  • Harvesting, husking, and storing black walnuts  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Catfish biscuits by Danny Fulks 
  • The last word – the tenuous hold of honesty in modern America by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #86 (March/April 2004)

  • My View – A new country business is born by Dave Duffy 
  • The house that Dorothy built by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Water is the key to gardening  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Make a poor man’s safe  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Four lawn mower tips that will save you $$$  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Watch those weed whips  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Hogs belong on the homestead  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Getting it for free in Alaska  by David Sneed 
  • Small Town America – Raymond, Washington green, wet, and wild  by Emily Salinger 
  • Harvesting the wild: shaggy mane mushrooms  by Jackie Clay 
  • Garlic the glorious bulb by Linda Gabris 
  • Pysanki – you can make those biddies pay! by Amy E. Peare 
  • Black-eyed peas, a gift shared with the cows  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Herb boxes from fence boards by Maggie Larsen 
  • Jerky…a venison treat you can’t stop snacking on  by Linda Gabris 
  • Canned salmon – quality fish canned right is awesome  by Linda Gabris 
  • Bath herbs by Cynthia Andal 
  • Growing productive strawberries by Edna Manning
  • Hints for enjoying strawberries  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Fighting tomato blight  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal
  • Ayoob on firearms – lower level force options for self- defense  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Save money when you buy your next vehicle  by John Silveira 
  • Stay clear of young wild animals by Tom and Joanna O’Toole 
  • Plumbing for propane  by Don Fallick 
  • The last word – the coming ice age by John Silveira

     

    Issue #85 (January/February 2004)

  • My View – Shades of truth and sleaziness by Dave Duffy 
  • Canning basics  by Jackie Clay 
  • Benefits of mulching  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Raising cattle on your own place by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Birch tree syrup  by Cynthia Andal 
  • Shopping to beat inflation by Darlene Campbell 
  • Grow your own dishrags by Alice B. Yaeger
  • Small Town America – Thermopolis, WY by Emily Salinger 
  • Selecting a breed of chicken  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Exotic plants for the homestead by Corcceigh Green 
  • Wild neighbors, part 2  by Jackie Clay 
  • Solar & propane powered super home  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • The self-aerating compost bin  by Rick Brannan 
  • The “chocolate tree” isn’t just for kids by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • How to shoot a handgun accurately by Massad Ayoob 
  • A homeschooling lesson in physics – why do rockets work? Newton’s three laws of motion  by John Silveira 
  • Homeschooling Jacob – the basics of writing  by Dave Duffy 
  • The Dungeness crab  by Jacob Duffy 
  • Water and winter tree injury  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • The last word – the world is ending!…again? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #84 (November/December 2003)

  • My View – Animal rights loonies save the chickens but ruin the County Fair by Dave Duffy 
  • Your wild neighbors  by Jackie Clay 
  • Keep those gadgets working after the power goes out  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Ayoob on firearms – on a quiet holiday, a cop gives thanks  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Shaving with a straight razor  by Steve Gregg 
  • Vise Dremel Moto Tool mount by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Making jelly  by Gaynya Willis 
  • Rattlesnake bite  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Recycled bicycles  by Brad Rohdenburg 
  • Make an income raising pet birds  by James McDonald 
  • Cultured milk – food of centenarians by Edna Manning 
  • Small Town America – Thorne Bay, Alaska by Jon Stram 
  • Woolen winter mittens in minutes by Anita Evangelista 
  • Hey! Sandwichman! Selling sandwiches for an income  by Donn Rochlin 
  • The joys of making soap by Grace Brockway 
  • Wind chill factor makes it colder than you think  by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • Hypothermia a real winter danger by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • Skunks  by Tom R. Kovach
  • From weasels to chocolate bars – it all came to naught  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Qawarma a food since antiquity  by Habeeb Salloum 

     

    Issue #83 (September/October 2003)

  • My View – “I stink!” but that’s okay by Dave Duffy 
  • Battery powered weekend retreat by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Lyme disease – a little tick can cause a big problem  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Piccalilli – a late summer bonus by Marcia E. Brown 
  • Ayoob on firearms – 1911: the classic homeland security pistol by Massad Ayoob 
  • Creating your own job  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Venison burger chow mein  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Harvest your own firewood by Pete Earl 
  • The art of wood splitting  by Phil Nichols 
  • Standby battery charging techniques can ensure engine startups  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Keeping cats out of the garden  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Black walnut warning  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Harvesting the wild: flower buds  by Jackie Clay 
  • Sew a baby quilt in two days…for a lifetime of memories by Ilene Duffy 
  • Grouse hunting…the ultimate joy of autumn by Linda Gabris 
  • Harvesting wild hazelnuts…getting two birds with one stone  by Linda Gabris 
  • Life in a chicken coop  by Chuck Davis 
  • For health, pleasure, and relaxation gardening rules!  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • How to make money from storage building auctions by Bill Wilson 
  • Chapter 5: home intrusions  by Robert Waters 
  • Living the outlaw life: credit card monte: finance flim- flam and how to foil it  by Claire Wolfe 
  • The last word – gun control, race, and rotten politicians by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #82 (July/August 2003)

  • My View – Gulf War II opened the eyes of Americans to the UN and the media by Dave Duffy 
  • Making dandelions palatable by John Kallas, Ph.D. 
  • Dandelion facts and history  by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • Dandelion recipes by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • How to select the right backup generator  by Jeffrey R. Yago
  • Growing & storing herbs  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Making wild nuts into nut oil, nut meal, and nut butter  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Cornmeal cooking  by Gaynya Tallmadge 
  • The informed juror – how an informed jury helps safeguard liberty by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • The amazing yogurt  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Successful cold storage by Sylvia Gist 
  • Taking valerian to bed  by Sharon L. Palmer RD 
  • Chokecherries  by Jackie Clay 
  • Logging grandma’s farm – a cautionary tale  by Rebecca Payne 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Alternative lifestyles  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Homemade cottage cheese, rhubarb pie, lemon custard pudding cake, pasties, beef stew, biscuits, butter, grouse breast by Jackie Clay 
  • Defeating debt – personal bankruptcy as a legitimate means to get out of debt by Don Chance 
  • A simple backwoods hay baler by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Diagnosing appendicitis  by Bill Glade, M.D.
  • Supercharge your AM radio  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Tomato canning tips  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Chapter 4: the last ride of ‘yo roller  by Robert Waters 
  • Ayoob on firearms – shooting left-handed  by Massad Ayoob 
  • The last word – the “curse” of oil by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #81 (May/June 2003)

  • My View – Confronting the enemy by Dave Duffy 
  • What you can do to protect yourself against chemical, biological, and nuclear terrorism  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Dark winter – a simulated terrorist attack on three American cities using weaponized smallpox by Dave Duffy 
  • How safe is smallpox vaccine? by Dave Duffy 
  • Think of it this way – biological and chemical weapons through history by John Silveira 
  • Traditional trail foods – transportable calories by Brad Rohdenburg 
  • Preparedness for travelers by Brad Rohdenburg 
  • Jackie Clay’s basic “grab & git” emergency kits  by Jackie Clay 
  • Ayoob on firearms – in time of war: the Israeli answer to terrorism by Massad Ayoob 
  • The home citrus orchard by Anita Evangelista 
  • Companion planting by Beverly Mettot 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Chapter 3: Occupational hazard  by Robert Waters 
  • The West Nile virus threat  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • The last word – is television still a wasteland? by John Silveira

     

    Issue #80 (March/April 2003)

  • My View – Smallpox, it’s worth worrying about  by Dave Duffy 
  • Keeping your heart healthy  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Ayoob on firearms – a 24/7 backwoods handgun  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Living the outlaw life: William Jefferson Bush vs. George W. Clinton  by Claire Wolfe 
  • A comfortable base camp while building your backwoods home  by Jackie Clay 
  • Home canning equals fast, easy, tasty meals  by Jackie Clay 
  • Growing cauliflower  by Nancy Pierson Farris 
  • My garden – a springboard of food, pleasure, and history by Habeeb Salloum 
  • A pleasant surprise: the asparagus bean  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Harvesting the wild: greens  by Jackie Clay 
  • Brooder in a box by Sylvia Gist 
  • Growing and using blueberries  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Chapter 1: Point blank by Robert Waters 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Mosquitoes by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • Leaves of three, let them be!  by Tom and Joanne O’Toole 
  • The last word – do we really need yuppies? by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #79 (January/February 2003)

  • My View – The attack on Colin Powell prompts questions I’m not supposed to ask by Dave Duffy 
  • Use Wallo’Water and gain a month of growing season  by Jackie Clay 
  • A packing crate mini-barn  by Edward King 
  • Harvesting the wild: acorns by Jackie Clay 
  • Ayoob on firearms – firearms and cold weather considerations by Massad Ayoob 
  • Want more fruit from less space? Espalier your trees! by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Pemmican an ideal all-purpose food  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • The vanishing outhouse by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Caring for spices and herbs  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • How to butcher a chicken in 20 minutes or less…while leaving the carcass and feathers intact! by Roger W. Grim, D.C. 
  • Preparing garden soil in winter  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Living with wildlife  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Sell your home: get a good price and sell it faster  by Jackie Clay 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Install a mobile, solar powered toilet  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Cracklin’s an irresistible snack that you can’t stop sneaking’ by Linda Gabris 
  • Portable fence panels: the homesteader’s friend  by Jackie Clay 
  • Preserving fish  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • There’s money in music  by Don Chance 
  • Mane and tail tools  by Gary D. Kirchmeier 
  • Mountain and winter driving  by Don Fallick 
  • The last word – a proposal for ending violent crime by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #78 (November/December 2002)

  • My View – Which is better: a small town or city? by Dave Duffy 
  • Planting fruit, nut, & shade trees  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Living the outlaw life: soothed into losing: politicians, lies, and the Second Amendment  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Phantom solar – the crucial invisible system needed before you install solar  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Build a portable woodstove for by David Scott Matthews 
  • Stay warm in emergencies, at home, outdoors, & in your car  by Don Fallick 
  • Homemade walnut stain  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Drawing the line on timber trespass by Paul Lamble 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Fix your feet – preventing and treating walking-related injuries  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Bread: the staff of life by Jackie Clay 
  • Horseshoe projects  by Clay Sawyer 
  • Ayoob on firearms – what’s this “glock” thing all about?  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Three ways to preserve your pumpkin  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Making baby food at home by Michele Lightfoot 
  • Naturally colorful – how to produce your own dyes  by Marcella Shaffer 
  • The last word – fixing a broken jury system by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #77 (September/October 2002)

  • My View – Is it time for an education revolution? by Dave Duffy 
  • Can she bake an apple pie, Billy Boy? by Jackie Clay 
  • Avoiding heat illness by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Ayoob on firearms – reflections on the Second Amendment by Massad Ayoob 
  • A river rock shower by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Build a graceful footbridge by Harrison Stone 
  • The fall garden  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Think of it this way – the coming American dictatorship revisited by John Silveira 
  • Two livestock feeders and an insulated water bucket  by Clay Sawyer 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Make a quilt out of Levis by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Harvesting the wild upland game birds  by Jackie Clay 
  • Fencing for livestock and poultry  by Jackie Clay 
  • The last word – the world’s least-free country by John Silveira 
  • Issue #76 (July/August 2002)

  • My View – Just Say No! to the Federal Government by Dave Duffy 
  • Dehydrating fruits & vegetables  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Tipi – build a beautiful, inexpensive movable home  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Yurt magic…building an enchanting instant house by Claire Wolfe 
  • Here’s how we built our straw-bale house  by Dawn Schatz 
  • Get to know your herbs  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Start a post-construction cleaning business by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Ayoob on firearms – getting along with the cops  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Living the outlaw life: going PT: an experiment in freedom on the road  by Claire Wolfe 
  • 13 steps to a life of freedom by Mary Anne Wutzke 
  • Surplus firearms for preparedness and self-defense  by Jeff Salmon 
  • Happy chickens healthy eggs  by Edna Manning 
  • Harvesting the wild cactus  by Jackie Clay 
  • For health & comfort, try wild herbal teas by Cynthia Andal 
  • Issue #75 (May/June 2002)

  • My View – Exercising with gadgets, the ones that work aren’t what you’d expect by Dave Duffy 
  • To maintain good health you must exercise  by Richard Blunt 
  • What to do when there’s no doctor! by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Supplements – it’s a murky science, but here’s what I take, and here’s why  by John Silveira
  • Dorper sheep – revolutionizing the meat sheep industry by Darlene Polachic 
  • Avoiding the misery of poison oak  by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Caring for wounds in the field by Bill Glade, MD 
  • Save a life by becoming a first responder, EMT, or paramedic  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Living the outlaw life: are you crazy? Somebody wants you to be  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Ayoob on firearms – political activism, backwoods style by Massad Ayoob 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Harvesting the wild asparagus  by Jackie Clay 
  • No dentist? Oh, no! by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • The self-sufficient barnyard  by Rich Kientopf 

     

    Issue #74 (March/April 2002)

  • My View – Personal guns getting to be in style by Dave Duffy 
  • Grow grow grow  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Disaster preparation! by Gary F. Arnet, DDS 
  • Morels…a taste of springtime  by Linda Gabris 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • Nuclear terrorism by John Silveira 
  • Ayoob on firearms – sensible gun choices after September 11th  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Reality confirms need to arm pilots  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Harvesting the wild – hunting and using deer, elk, and moose  by Jackie Clay 
  • Storing fuel  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Tools and hardware for the backwoods home by James Ballou 
  • The return of home emergency shelters takes on a dual- purpose approach by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Raised bed gardening – neat and productive by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Raised beds, concrete blocks, and clay soil  by John Dunbar 
  • The last word – Silveira’s 1st law: every group needs a black sheep by John Silveira 
  • Issue #73 (January/February 2002)

  • My View – We should have seen this one coming by Dave Duffy 
  • Getting out of Dodge – 10 things I am doing to prepare for the move to the country by Luke Lee 
  • Biological & chemical terrorism by Dave Duffy 
  • The history of chemical & biological warfare  by Dave Duffy 
  • Living the outlaw life: freedom tomorrow by Claire Wolfe 
  • Emergency solar power for 0  by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by O.E. MacDougal 
  • The survival garden  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Long-term food storage  by Jackie Clay 
  • Think of it this way – The coming American dictatorship, part VIII  by John Silveira 
  • How do you live without electricity by Anita Evangelista 
  • Ayoob on firearms – what’s next? What can you do?  by Massad Ayoob 
  • The last word – mistaken for a terrorist by Don Fallick

     

    Issue #72 (November/December 2001)

  • My View – How do you keep yourself safe? by Dave Duffy 
  • Build your own log home in the woods by Jackie Clay 
  • Knowing survival fire craft can save your life  by Robert N. Anderson 
  • Ayoob on firearms – do rural homeowners need guns for self defense? by Massad Ayoob 
  • A solar primer: how it works, how it’s made, what it costs by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Living the outlaw life: database doo dah  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Build a house for less than ,000 – we did it!  by Judy Statezny Ulch 
  • Reading animal tracks and signs  by Tony Nester 
  • the gee-whiz! page  by John Silveira 
  • Think of it this way – The coming American dictatorship, part VII  by John Silveira 
  • Spinning fiber for the homestead  by Susan Shephard 
  • Build a split-rail fence in impossible soil  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Cookies in a jar by Sharon L. Palmer RD 
  • Precious persimmons  by Marcella Shaffer 
  • Homemade toys! Easy to make, fun to play with, and great for gifts! by Cynthia Andal 
  • The last word – money can buy happiness by John Silveira 
  • Issue #71 (September/October 2001)

  • My View – Freedom, guns, & boycotts by Dave Duffy 
  • Water: a safe supply when you’re off the grid by Jeffrey R. Yago 
  • Living the outlaw life: beware the great guru of freedom  by Claire Wolfe 
  • Ayoob on firearms – sight and sound enhancement by Massad Ayoob 
  • Think of it this way – The coming American dictatorship, part VI  by John Silveira 
  • Build your own log home in the woods, part 2  by Jackie Clay 
  • The good life starts with your garden  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • This coop is for the birds: Mattie Sue, Splatty-Goo, and Fu-man-choo by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Tips and handy hints for 4×4 living by Jackie Clay 
  • Caribbean cooking  by Richard Blunt 
  • Storm survivors by Anita Evangelista 
  • Earth-sheltered homes and structures  by Ruthanne and Marty Davis 
  • The last word – man vs. the machine by John Silveira 
  • Issue #70 (July/August 2001)

  • My View – Something unsaid about Timothy McVeigh’s execution by Dave Duffy 
  • The raging torrent – respect it, even when you play by Scott Stoddard 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the rationale of the automatic rifle by Massad Ayoob 
  • Living the outlaw life: freeing your inner outlaw by Claire Wolfe 
  • Build a stone wall by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Oh, no! not lentils again!  by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Retiring a flag  by Don Fallick 
  • Build your own log home in the woods  by Jackie Clay 
  • Think of it this way – The coming American dictatorship, part V  by John Silveira 
  • Energy works – powering medical equipment during a utility blackout by Michael Hackleman 
  • Energy works – finalizing a hydro-electric installation  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Some unusual jellies for your sweet tooth by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Build a small a-frame using pallets  by Clay Sawyer 
  • The last word – how to blow up an anthill  by H. Elton Harris 
  • Issue #69 (May/June 2001)

  • My View – How environmental ideology hurts the solar energy industry by Dave Duffy 
  • Animal birthing  by Jackie Clay 
  • Foraging for a fine cup of wild herb tea  by Linda Gabris 
  • Build your own laser level  by Harry McCarty 
  • Ayoob on firearms – picking a holster by Massad Ayoob 
  • Mending basics  by Genie Dickerson 
  • Build a pallet fence by Clay Sawyer 
  • Tanning hides at home – low labor, low cost  by Anita Evangelista 
  • What do you do with all those eggs?  by Katherine Dazazel 
  • Build a log crib by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • A child’s garden – more than child’s play by Jackie Clay 
  • Think of it this way – The coming American dictatorship, part IV  by John Silveira 
  • Build with beautiful field stone  by Dolores Wilgenbusch 
  • Picking and preserving the wild plum by Bill Weekes 
  • Tails of the marsh  by Maureen Gilmer 
  • Energy works – installing a hydro system, a low-buck, low-tech approach to tapping a water source for power  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Issue #68 (March/April 2001)

  • My View – Sensible health is based on science by Dave Duffy 
  • Love those green beans by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • In search of the perfect cup of coffee by Richard Blunt 
  • Steal your neighbor’s trash for fun and profit  by Tim Pickles 
  • New invention – the fencerunner by Dietmar Berg 
  • Why garden organically?  by Jackie Clay 
  • Stealth gardening  by David Sneed 
  • Energy works – restoring a hydro unit  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Ayoob on firearms – of kids and guns by Massad Ayoob 
  • Think of it this way – The coming American dictatorship part III  by John Silveira 
  • The last word – Chuck meets Bubba by John Silveira 
  • Issue #67 (January/February 2001)

  • My View – Goodbye TV, hello constructive time by Dave Duffy 
  • Tomatoes! What would we do without them?  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Cutting dangerous trees  by Don Fallick 
  • The homestead greenhouse by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Garden seeds – a great winter pastime by Jackie Clay 
  • Ayoob on firearms – Taurus plinking rifle: a blast from the past  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Know your goat  by Jan Palmer 
  • Death of a farm  by Hugo De Sarro 
  • Dairy treats are easy to make with these low-tech recipes  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Make your own hard cider  by Richard Blunt 
  • Get out of, stay out of debt by Darlene Campbell 
  • Energy works – do-it-yourself hydro survey  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Think of it this way – The coming American dictatorship part II  by John Silveira 
  • The last word – outplayed & outbluffed by John Silveira 
  • Issue #66 (November/December 2000)

  • My View – Can an understanding of math and statistics save America’s freedoms? by Dave Duffy 
  • Tale of a country family by Rachel Baxter 
  • The perfect…backwoods horse  by Dianna Saleh 
  • Think of it this way – the coming American dictatorship  by John Silveira 
  • A Native American feast by Jackie Clay 
  • Masonry stoves – what’s old is new  by Margene Whitler Hucek 
  • Energy works – an interview with Mick Sagrillo – harnessing the wind  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Energy works – finding and restoring a 1930s windcharger  by Michael Hackleman and Craig Worthley
  • Ayoob on firearms – the armed private business  by Massad Ayoob 
  • An easy-to-make pot rack  by Clay Sawyer 
  • Use homemade decorations to brighten the holidays  by Olga Robertson 
  • Theories of the universe by Dave Duffy 
  • Hungarian venison stew  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Make your own insulated waterer  by Clay Sawyer 
  • Home canning safety tips by Liz Case 
  • The last word – Communism vs. the cool-aid stand  by John Silveira 
  • Issue #65 (September/October 2000)

  • My View – Can America be saved from stupid people? by Dave Duffy 
  • How we found our remote backwoods home by Jackie Clay 
  • Day by day with Jackie Clay  by Jackie Clay 
  • Ayoob on firearms – against a rapist by Massad Ayoob 
  • Shoot what you’re used to  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Start a jug band for 0 or less  by Don Fallick 
  • Storing tender bulbs  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Homestead helpers by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Grandpa’s justice by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Homeschooling through high school by Janet Leake 
  • Energy works – a passive solar-heated tower house  by Stephen Heckeroth 
  • Energy works – 7 solar water heating system designs by Michael Hackleman
  • Go East…young man  by John Whight 
  • Lye soap making in the modern home  by Steve German
  • Cooking lamb with style  by Richard Blunt 
  • Weave your own basket from natural vines  by Marcella Shaffer 
  • The last word – a lesson in respect by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #64 (July/August 2000)

  • My View – Why not risk it all! by Dave Duffy 
  • Home dairying by Marcella Shaffer 
  • How high altitudes affect home canning  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Make a sure-fire live trap by Charles A. Sanders 
  • A tip from Alaska on making natural dogfood  by David Sneed 
  • Ayoob on firearms – bear medicine, lessons from the winter nationals  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Good homemade jerky  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • The final act of self-reliance – caring for your own dead  by Marcella Shaffer 
  • Our old icehouse – one of our most valuable buildings  by Margorie Burris 
  • Integrated PV/roofing  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Energy works – A: fitting crystalline solar-electric hardware to rooftops  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Energy works – Radiant floor heating, alternative to forced-air heating is solar-powered, too by Michael Hackleman 
  • Energy works – tune up your water system to save energy  by Windy Dankoff 
  • The summer of ’35 by John Graesch 
  • Chili mania by Richard Blunt 
  • The last word – stumbling over your own stupidity by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #63 (May/June 2000)

  • My View – The real gun criminals by Dave Duffy 
  • Armed & female by Massad Ayoob 
  • Build this sturdy large-capacity food dehydrator by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Use “wattle & daub” methods for low-cost construction  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Picnicking with class! by Jean Louis L’Heureux 
  • Finding the best dog for the country life by Anita Evangelista 
  • Energy works  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Solar building design by Stephen Heckeroth 
  • Solar water pumping basics  by Windy Dankoff 
  • Facts you should know about rattlesnakes  by Marjorie Burris 
  • From the architect’s chair: framing – things to think about by Martin Harris 
  • Step into the future with your own website  by Oliver Del Signore and Mark S. Cogan 
  • Grow your own celery  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Ayoob on firearms – remembering Y2K  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Nutrition and a vegetarian diet  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • The last word – I don’t know by John Silveira 
  • Issue #62 (March/April 2000)

  • My View – Let’s stop apologizing for guns by Dave Duffy 
  • Electricity from the wind: assessing wind energy potential  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Propagate your plants with division, layering, stem & root cutting, & grafting  by Marcella Shaffer 
  • Ayoob on firearms – cheap guns are good enough by Massad Ayoob
  • Green or yellow: grow your best bush beans ever by Lisa Ann LeFreniere 
  • Rural building: construction q’s and a’s by Martin Harris 
  • Make extra money teaching your skills to others  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Ramps: better than garlic breath  by Ben Crookshanks 
  • Naughty peppers by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Jackie’s tips for hardcore homesteading by Jackie Clay 
  • Running your own business – a mother’s perspective by Ilene Duffy 
  • Good garden bugs  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • More tips and tricks for the kitchen by Richard Blunt 
  • Working with your woodlot  by Robbo Holleran 
  • Basic livestock vetting  by Marcella Shaffer 
  • Five great breakfasts that are good for you  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Dealing with ticks  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • The last word – baseball: it’s still the American sport  by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #61 (January/February 2000)

  • My View – Remembering a decade of BHM by Dave Duffy 
  • A (very) short history of the earth  by John Silveira 
  • Wild greens: when weeds become vegetables  by Jackie Clay 
  • Plant your trees in the spring by Tom R. Kovach 
  • High voltage ac, low voltage dc  by Michael Hackleman 
  • A portable bench for your better half  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Start a self-sufficiency garden even in a cramped apartment by Nancy Wolcott 
  • The villain dodder  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • A Yankee father remembered  by Natalie McKnight Haugaard 
  • Keeping poison ivy under control  by George Griebe 
  • Preparation for successful painting by Oliver Del Signore 
  • Ayoob on firearms – home on the range  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Indian pear trees  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Cooking for a crowd  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Bologna sandwiches and roasted rabbit by Habeeb Salloum 
  • Sunny solutions for north slope applications by Michael Hackleman 
  • Issue #60 (November/December 1999)

  • My View – Millenium excuses and the quest for truth by Dave Duffy 
  • The good life on the Big Island  by Skip Thomsen 
  • How big is the solar system? by John Silveira 
  • Ayoob on firearms – defending your lifestyle by Massad Ayoob 
  • Practical livestock for the homestead  by Amelia Porter 
  • Reflecting on a life in the woods, and looking ahead by Marjorie Burris 
  • Medical kits for self-reliant families by Jackie Clay 
  • Tips and tricks for the kitchen  by Richard Blunt 
  • Think of it this way – The greatest American who was never President by John Silveira 
  • The water system part 3: gold & silver  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Try this simple slow cooker  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Issue #59 (September/October 1999)

  • My View – Should both drugs and guns be legal? by Dave Duffy 
  • Start your food storage on a week by Alan T. Hagan 
  • A house for an outdoor dog  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Leaf it to old Mother Nature  by Jim McPherson 
  • Harvesting and freezing apples  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Seven common medicinal plants  by Marcella Shaffer 
  • Cooking from home storage with rice  by Richard Blunt 
  • Raise tobacco for trade or barter in hard times  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Making maple syrup by Marcella Shaffer 
  • The solar bakery – quickbreads and cakes  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Teach speed reading to your children even if you can’t speed read yourself by George Stancliffe 
  • Blanching vegetables by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Ayoob on firearms – “best buy” backwoods .45  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Roughing it with plastic trash bags  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • Waising wascally wabbits for din-dins  by Don Fallick 
  • The water system part 2: tanks and pumps  by Michael Hackleman 
  • A salvaged oak floor for by Robert L. Williams 

     

    Issue #58 (July/August 1999)

  • My View – Why are we bombing Serbia?  by Dave Duffy 
  • The water system  by Michael Hackleman 
  • Fully involved by Diana W. Morgan 
  • Solar food drying by Marcella Shaffer 
  • How to use those leftovers by Marjorie Burris 
  • Okra, not just for the south by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Ayoob on firearms – home on the range with a .357  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Cost-saving baby tips  by C.M. Hudman 
  • Think of it this way – Why we don’t need no steenking 2nd Amendment by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #57 (May/June 1999)

  • My View – At fascism’s doorstep by Dave Duffy 
  • Cucumbers, cool is the word!  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Millenium vehicles by Michael Hackleman 
  • Think of it this way – The chances of global disaster by John Silveira 
  • Raising your own beef for your family by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Build a reel toilet paper holder  by D.J. Ferdinand 
  • Homemade candy  by Richard Blunt 
  • For summertime baking needs build yourself an outdoor horno by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Ambidextrous chainsaw filing by Thomas Brewer 
  • Remembering what grandma used by Marjorie Burris 
  • Growing the eternal tomato by Leonard Trebor 
  • Ayoob on firearms – rifles, shotguns, and handguns for Y2K and beyond  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Salvaging cement blocks the easy way  by Bill Leonard 
  • Purge the ugly out of your concrete wall by Bill Leonard 
  • Growing goldenseal, it’s like having your own backwoods gold mine!  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Issue #56 (March/April 1999)

  • My View – The real disaster in our future by Dave Duffy 
  • Grow open-pollinated seeds for self-reliant gardening by Jackie Clay 
  • Build an old-fashioned smokehouse  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Keeping your food cold by Michael Hackleman 
  • Plant a Y2K garden by Robert L. Williams 
  • Bill of no rights by Lewis Napper 
  • Connecting with the pioneers through gardening and foraging  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Ayoob on firearms – what if they break down my door?  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Chocolate, food for the gods by Richard Blunt 
  • Catch more fish with this simple feeder  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Build an ash-heated mini-greenhouse  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Compare the nutrition in wild meats to supermarket meats  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Issue #55 (January/February 1999)

  • My View – Countdown to freedom’s Armageddon by Dave Duffy 
  • With commonsense planning, you can survive hard times by Jackie Clay 
  • What if the electricity goes off? by Michael Hackleman 
  • 25 reasons to practice self sufficiency gardening  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Depression era gardening  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • 7 mistakes of food storage by Vicki Tate 
  • Storing water for an emergency  by Vicki Tate 
  • Staying warm  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the myths of Armageddon  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Cooking from long-term food storage by Jackie Clay 
  • How to prosper in hard times  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Emergency gear for your vehicle  by Jackie Clay 
  • Preparing for the worst  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Roll your own newspaper logs  by Robert L. Williams 
  • One last thought: an essay in self-reliance  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Issue #54 (November/December 1998)

  • My View – Do we need more democracy?  by Dave Duffy 
  • Get a jump on homesteading with a recreational vehicle  by Judy Wogoman 
  • Dreaming of a Civil War Christmas dinner  by Larry Cywin 
  • Canning your meats and vegetables at home – it’s not only easy, it’s safe and inexpensive  by Jackie Clay 
  • Preserve mushroom harvests  by Eudene Murphy 
  • Dad’s incredible (secret ingredient) holiday ham  by Don Fallick 
  • Use common herbs to treat the common cold  by Bill Palmroth 
  • Ayoob on firearms – home defense handgun: simplicity suffices by Massad Ayoob 
  • Victory gardens by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Simplify life in your backwoods home by using these easy mountain methods by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Enjoy cheap, delicious lettuce all through the winter months  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Can you boil water?  by Richard Blunt 
  • There’s money in wild mushrooms – but only if you know what you’re doing  by Tom Mysiewicz 
  • Long term food storage  by Jackie Clay 
  • Try these tasty solutions to those problem critters around the homestead  by Scotty Matthews 
  • This year brew your own holiday beer  by Larry Cywin 
  • Think of it this way – Would the United States be better off if it was officially a Christian nation?  by John Silveira 
  • Here’s how my family makes its diverse country living  by Patrick McMahon 
  • Build a backwoods cat-boat – it’s super-simple, inexpensive  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Buy your country place from the government by Dorothy Cady 
  • Here are a few tips on how to build bridges to neighborliness when you move to the country  by Harry Styron 
  • WebTV: for under 0 this is an economical way to get onto the Information Superhighway  by Vern Modeland 

     

    Issue #53 (September/October 1998)

  • My View – Do we need a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights? by Dave Duffy 
  • Cut your grocery bill in half by C.M. Hudman 
  • Try this gravel road waterbreak  by Mike Honeycutt 
  • How to tell a bad egg by Scotty Matthews 
  • Canning 101 – pickles, fruits, jams, jellies, etc. by Jackie Clay 
  • You must understand venison to be able to cook it successfully  by Bill Palmroth 
  • The manure heated hot-bed – an old-tyme Yankee jewel  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • For good compost every time, observe these few simple rules  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • We built our solid rubble road out of the debris of a carwash  by Glynis Hart 
  • Cash in on those windfalls  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Whole-grain sourdough recipes  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Squirrel surprise  by Grace Petrisin 
  • Think of it this way – If we can’t throw out our outmoded Constitution, then let’s have the NBA run the U.S. government  by John Silveira 
  • Here’s how to make the hay business pay off  by Emory Warner 
  • Build quick and inexpensive slabwood outbuildings  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Herb scented candles  by Darlene Polachic 
  • Ayoob on firearms – national junior handgun championships  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Quiet your noisy generator with an automobile muffler  by Jon B. Bushey 
  • Make these inexpensive wood surface clamps  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Have some all natural desserts on a stick and be real cool on a hot summer day  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Build a simple through-the-wall woodbox that keeps the cold out and the heat in  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker
  • Making money is a piece of cake  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Free pallet wood and birdhouses add up to big country dollars by Rick Brentlinger
  • Try this end-of-summer fare  by Richard Blunt 
  • Holy mackerel, don’t flounder around; make your own lures just for the halibut  by Tom Mysiewicz 
  • Tree talk  by Bill Weekes 

     

    Issue #52 (July/August 1998)

  • My View – Happy birthday Communist Manifesto  by Dave Duffy 
  • Dehydrated watermelon – for flavor explosions all year round  by Robert L. Williams 
  • The Cochrans boost their sales with humor  by Vern Modeland 
  • Convert dead space to closet space  by Oliver Del Signore 
  • How to make fruit picking easy  by Robert L. Williams 
  • No worrying about fire blight with Orient and Kieffer pears by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Recipes from my mother’s kitchen by Richard Blunt 
  • Here’s a business that’s going to the dogs  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Ayoob on firearms – part 1 – is this the ultimate backwoods home rifle?  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Think of it this way – What’s left, what’s right? What’s liberal, what’s conservative?  by John Silveira 
  • Used bookstores can be successful in the hinterlands by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Grow and use hot peppers this year  by Jackie Clay 
  • Cooking with hot peppers  by Jackie Clay 
  • Where I live by Annie Duffy 
  • Consider these seven factors when selecting good alfalfa hay  by Kim Dieter 
  • Kerosene lamps – a bright idea  by Don Fallick 
  • Make beautiful bandsaw boxes from scrap wood  by Tony Nester 
  • Issue #51 (May/June 1998)

  • My View – The Millennium Bug? Are you kidding?  by Dave Duffy 
  • If you just love those books, here’s how to make $ with them  by Mary Kenyon 
  • The emu and ostrich craze – why won’t the big birds fly?  by Vern Modeland 
  • Spousal support in a small business – it means tolerance, love, and faith in the future  by Patrice Lewis 
  • I grow my homestead fund by stitching “ditty bags”  by Winston Howerton 
  • Perk up the cash flow by selling farm produce  by Jackie Clay 
  • Remembering “the good life”  by Melissa Yell 
  • He combined crab pots with car repair to make his business go  by Dave Duffy 
  • Try growing the popular potato  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Extend the vase life of flowers  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Your honey will love your sweet buns by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • The pecan is a nut to love  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Use non-hybrid seeds and save big bucks in this year’s garden by Jackie Clay 
  • Solar oven casseroles are good and easy  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Ayoob on firearms – Four X .44 – the logical backwoods handgun  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Build a fish pond – just for fun  by Dorothy Einsele 
  • Wild raspberries – summertime’s finest treat  by Linda Gabris 
  • Build your own portable forge by Corcceigh Green 
  • Dixie butterpeas – not just for the south  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Elephant garlic as a cash crop  by Charles O’Sullivan 
  • Here’s how one man made the transition from city to country  by Gene Sheley 
  • Make a fun stick whistle  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Self-publishing can be profitable but stay clear of vanity presses  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Hope chest memories  by Carole Perlick 
  • A determined Rosie Bley escaped the city by Gene Sheley 
  • Supplement your income by raising exotic tortoises  by Tom Bartoli 

     

    Issue #50 (March/April 1998)

  • My View – Confessions of a former liberal by Dave Duffy 
  • Keep deer out of your garden & keep the crops for yourself  by Diana W. Morgan 
  • Get an early jump on weeds this spring and have a great garden all year long  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Dog-gone it, I never sausage a wiener of a recipe  by Richard Blunt 
  • Add life and smoothness to your mower with this grease fitting  by Lew Rishel 
  • Make your kids some terrific & inexpensive playground toys  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Mountain lions – attacks are still rare, but just in case… by Gene Sheley 
  • Plant fruit trees, pick big bucks  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Newcomers and old-timers  by T.L. Couch 
  • Build inexpensive sheds in an afternoon  by Jan Palmer 
  • Make a Shaker two-drawer case  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Grow unusual plants on your windowsill  by Gordon Stetser Jr. 
  • Malabar spinach – great for summer  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Think of it this way – Why bureaucracy will likely destroy America by John Silveira 
  • From triumph to tragedy to triumph again, Dorothy Ainsworth makes her valiant comeback by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Make a garden in the desert  by Hank Rettig 
  • Ayoob on firearms – coping with gun control in paradise  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Use “native soil” when you transplant trees or shrubs  by Gordon Stetser Jr. 
  • Home sweet home?  by Danny C. Blevins 
  • Make “split pulley” bookends  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Travel cheaply, but in style by staying at beautiful hostels  by Jan Palmer 
  • Tony Reitz – not just a chimney sweep  by Gene Sheley 
  • Make use of throwaway fish with “fish salad a la carp”  by J. Alan Burdick 
  • Make your own coffin nails with this easy-to-use gadget  by Gene Sheley 
  • Save big $$$ by installing your own septic system  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Try tempeh as a protein substitute  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Have gourmet fare foraging wild spring greens  by Robert K. Henderson 

     

    Issue #49 (January/February 1998)

  • My View – That’s not what we mean by Dave Duffy 
  • Build your wire or electric fence properly the first time, and it will serve you for years  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Build your own solar hot tub  by Robert C. Herman 
  • Compost the “quickie” way  by Gordon Stetser Jr. 
  • Think of it this way – Who were the best and worst U.S. Presidents? by John Silveira 
  • Figs – the healthy biblical fruit  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Want great charcoal? Make your own  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Make mead the easy way  by Carl Bussjaeger 
  • The dangers of civilization  by T.J. Couch 
  • Ayoob on firearms – a cop’s advice to those home alone  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Save money by being your own butcher  by Jack Martin 
  • Start your own chicken flock  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Freeze branding horses  by Doug Householder 
  • Use old newspapers to make your starter pots by Darlene Polachic 
  • Chevy small block V8s – cheap and reliable transportation  by Al Doyle 
  • Some thoughts on gardener gifts  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Forget the dog, the chicken is man’s best friend by Richard Blunt 
  • Breastfeeding – a primer by Kathy Parkes
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Five building tricks for super-strong framing by Don Fallick 
  • If you could have just one gun in the woods, go for a shotgun  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Build a flying “helicopter” boomerang  by Don Fallick 
  • Make beautiful jewelry using porcupine quills  by Christina VanGinkel 

     

    Issue #48 (November/December 1997)

  • My View – Thanks for not killing them by Dave Duffy 
  • You don’t have to be a historian to make money writing your hometown’s Pictorial History  by Robert L. Williams 
  • For a unique taste treat and a lot of fun, grow Native American corn in your garden  by Jackie Clay 
  • Plant your Irish potatoes this fall or winter by Robert L. Williams 
  • Protect your chickens from predators by installing this novel electric fence  by Carol Kuehn 
  • Herbs make your canned and frozen foods more appealing  by Doris E. Stebbins 
  • Try these pasta desserts for unusual holiday fare  by Richard Blunt 
  • Make your own shopmade rabbet plane  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • How to maintain a dirt road by Marjorie Burris 
  • Ayoob on firearms – old guns for the old homestead  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Give the old chair a lease on life  by Maryann Tempest 
  • Use this system to make “quickie quilts” for the whole family…in time for Christmas!  by Tanya Kelley 
  • For float-hunting, you’ll want to make a Native American style canoe paddle  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Holiday ham leftovers  by France Smith 
  • Make some rustic Barbie furniture  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Commonsense preparedness just makes sense by Jackie Clay 
  • Reflections on “the dream”  by T.L. Couch 
  • Here are four sure catfish baits  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Elegant desserts for entertaining by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Homemade wax bullets let you practice shooting on a budget  by Martin Markham 
  • Protect your small buildings from wind damage  by Harry G. Nemec 
  • “You squeezes de tail an’ sucks de haid”  by James Robertson 
  • Grow windowsill peppers the year-round  by Lance and Jennifer Barker 
  • Winter in the backwoods is a lot more pleasant if you use these tips to stay warm and dry  by Don Fallick 
  • Make diapers with flair  by Alcemae K. Paul 
  • Tofu – healthful, delicious, versatile, and you can make it yourself at home  by Leland Edward Stone 
  • Winterize your animals without going broke  by Jackie Clay

     

    Issue #47 (September/October 1997)

  • My View – Country bumpkins  by Dave Duffy 
  • Be prepared for “after the accident happens”  by Diana W. Morgan 
  • Acorns are not just squirrel food  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • Ayoob on firearms – kids, values, and “junior shooting”  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Let your imagination guide you to making money in the country  by Richard Brock 
  • You can cut your costs in half by installing a chain link fence yourself  by Tom Bartoli 
  • You could furnish an entire homestead at Lehman’s “non-electric” hardware store by Don Fallick 
  • From honey apple crips to French tarts, tasty apple treats are just right for fall  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Make a sidewalk garden bench  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Enjoy America’s sugarplum – the persimmon  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Save your harvest leftovers with a vegetable stew mix  by Anita Evangelista 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Making paper at home is a fascinating process  by Carl Bussjaeger 
  • You can become a hardcore forager by Larry Cywin 
  • Fish – this gourmet food is fun to catch, relatively easy to cook, and healthy to eat by Richard Blunt 
  • The saga of the brand name computer and why you should buy a “clone” by John Silveira 
  • Make a fully functional cold storage pit/mound and enjoy your garden’s production all winter by Armand O. Deblois 
  • Inexpensive retired Russian military rifles can be the ideal backwoods meat guns by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker
  • Seven secrets of Dutch oven cooking by Roger L. Beattie 
  • Comfrey is a powerful healing herb  by Anita Evangelista 

     

    Issue #46 (July/August 1997)

  • My View – The militia movement by Dave Duffy 
  • Multi-level marketing – is it the road to riches or disaster? by Katharine B. Reader 
  • For lots of summer fun, make a super squirtgun  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Build a seed starter and make a nice part-time garden income  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Roadside marketing: the best of two worlds  by Robert L. Williams 
  • A canoe livery – an honest, clean business by Harry Spetla 
  • Get a taste of India in your kitchen tonight  by Richard Blunt 
  • Get paid to take vacations  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Ayoob on firearms – Mossberg model 500: the backwoods shotgun  by Massad Ayoob
  • Here’s 5 reasons adults should read kids’ books  by Kathryn Houser 
  • How about them $mushrooms$  by Robert Rowe 
  • Think of it this way – Science and truth, are they related? by John Silveira 
  • Jerusalem artichoke: food for man and beast  by Katherine Tapley 
  • Grandma will love this personal “helping hands” wall hanging by Sally Boulding 
  • Yesterday’s furniture today – a puncheon bench  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Drip irrigation saves a lot of water and weeding  by William Gettys 
  • Build a “solar powered” clock – it’s fun, educational, and even useful  by Carl Bussjaeger 
  • Collect (almost) free money by gathering readily available wild plants & botanicals  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker
  • Heat your household from the outside  by Jacqueline Tresl 
  • Build a bat house to control insect pests  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Cool your home with this simple device while you also meet your hot water needs  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Substitute teaching – the pay is good, but it ain’t always easy  by Don Fallick 
  • Wild garlic – independent and delicious  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Make lemonade without lemons  by John C. Fisher 

     

    Issue #45 (May/June 1997)

  • My View – A news magazine worth reading  by Dave Duffy 
  • If you build your own (legal) house, you’ll have to deal with the permit process  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Get low-cost, high-quality lumber by investing in an inexpensive planer  by Robert L. Williams 
  • I found that special somebody, and you can too – with safety  by Jayn Steidl Thibodeau
  • The marvel of baking soda  by Richard Bauman 
  • Lay vinyl flooring the foolproof way  by Oliver Del Signore 
  • 10 strong mildew deterrents  by Sandy Lindsey 
  • Make your own ulu – it’s the ultimate backwoods knife  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Build an inexpensive but durable jackleg fence by Dynah Geissal 
  • Build a homestead copy cart by Charles A. Sanders 
  • These double-steep half stairs save space  by George W. McLeod 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the M1A, a rifle that makes a statement by Massad Ayoob 
  • Here are some answers to often asked questions of anti- gunners by Massad Ayoob 
  • Try alfalfa for bigger plants  by Kim Dieter 
  • Go camping on a low budget or go on no budget at all  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • Think of it this way – Prohibition: then, now and always  by John Silveira 
  • Women play a key role when it comes to making this rural volunteer fire department a success by Carole Perlick 
  • Build an all-purpose ladder by Robert L. Williams 
  • Greens and rhubarb are spring tonics by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Do you have a good recipe for stir-fried rattlesnake?  by Don Fallick 
  • Mom’s wash was rainwater clean  by Barbara Kesser 
  • There’s still a lot of life left in dead trees  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Grow sweet Tetsukabuto squash  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Barbecue – it’s America’s national cuisine  by Richard Blunt 
  • Make your own quality rope  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Understanding paint and stain  by Harry G. Nemec 

     

    Issue #44 (March/April 1997)

  • My View – A history lesson from Ayn Rand by Dave Duffy 
  • Save time and energy with the fenced chicken coop/garden by John Silveira 
  • Rid your garden of snails and slugs – organically  by Nancy Gordon 
  • Try these 13 metal cleaning tips to keep your house shining  by Sandy Lindsey 
  • Many choices for mulch  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • You can make your own fertilizers by Christopher and Dolores Lynn Nyerges 
  • Soil aeration is essential to a successful garden  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • For extra production, try mound gardening by Edward Love Johnson 
  • Make your own effective fishing tackle while you save money and recycle scrap by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • You can learn to help chicks live through “problem hatches”  by Susan Betz Jitomir 
  • Repel garden pests with companion planting  by Inez Castor 
  • I have a new address…but I didn’t move  by Lee Ann Murphy 
  • Enjoy snap beans – fresh from the garden  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • These rolls will enrich a meal, or even be a meal  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Ayoob on firearms – accessible to you, but not the kids  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Telling time by the sun and stars is fun, and it’s also surprisingly accurate  by Don Fallick 
  • The dandelion is a healthful, great-tasting weed you can eat by Carol Williams 
  • Think of it this way – Losing our rights as we watch television by John Silveira 
  • Lawn care tips  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • Set 100 steel fence posts a day with a home-made driver  by Don Fallick 
  • Gold is where you find it – and it’s found along the Klamath  by Gene Sheley 
  • I remember the day the lynx attacked  by Dorothy Simpson Croxton 
  • Do leather repairs the frugal way, using tools and materials you already have  by Gary D. Kirchmeier 
  • Trees enhance any yard, but…if you’re planning your garden near trees, remember these tips  by Tom R. Kovach 
  • If you can boil water, you can make a good stew by Richard Blunt
  • Raise your own feed crops for your livestock  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Make superior hay the old-fashioned way  by Jacqueline Tresl 
  • This house was blasted out of solid rock  by L. Joseph Brooks 
  • Make manure tea for a more bountiful garden  by Sharon Erickson Ropes 
  • Build your own backwoods mulch machine  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • There are lots of ways to compost – find the one that’s right for you  by Connie Glasheen 
  • Trimming feet is important  by Jayn Steidl Thibodeau 

     

    Issue #43 (January/February 1997)

  • My View – Start your own newspaper  by Dave Duffy 
  • Heat and cool inexpensively with a ground source heat pump  by B.B. Bunting and Don Fallick 
  • Tankless water heaters offer some important advantages, but they have some drawbacks, too  by Greg Guiltner 
  • Rough day? You need to sip some yeller wine  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Diesel generator power is a sensible choice, especially when integrated into the total system by Skip Thomsen 
  • Is steam power in your future? by Skip Goebel 
  • Considering life in rural Arkansas  by Sharon Goodman 
  • Try these simple ways to get started in solar hot water  by Don Fallick 
  • Better health from common plants  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • A hot tub doesn’t have to be expensive…we made ours for   by Tom Phillips 
  • Getting the most out of a solar electric system  by Paul Jeffrey Fowler 
  • We built a homemade community fire truck  by Don Fallick 
  • The incredible cattail – the super Wal-Mart of the swamp by Kevin F. Duffy 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Here’s the best way to split gnarly firewood  by Jim Deaton 
  • Here’s how to store LP gas, gasoline, diesel, and kerosene on the homestead – safely by Emory Warner 
  • Improve FM and shortwave reception with a do-it- yourself radio antenna  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Homesteading on the electronic frontier. Solar, wind, and other independent energy information can be found on the internet  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Ayoob on firearms – teaching your lady to shoot  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Here’s a cabbage with class – early Jersey Wakefield  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Make your own Old World culinary delights  by Richard Blunt 
  • Just for kids – fairies in your garden  by Lucy Shober 
  • Sometimes a good old bucket of coals is the best solution  by Nancy Owen 
  • Good-bye old friend  by Lucy Shober 
  • Seventeen great tips for caring for windows, mirrors, and other household glass by Sandy Lindsey 
  • Here’s an easier (and cheaper) way to make wooden beams by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • You can grow gourmet strawberries from seed  by Diana W. Morgan 
  • These salads are hearty dishes by Jennifer Stein Barker 

     

    Issue #42 (November/December 1996)

  • My View – Don’t throw away your vote by Dave Duffy 
  • Keep the cooks happy with these easy-to-make kitchen helpers  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Close encounters with the white deer  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Here are five quick and easy craft projects  by Jan Cook 
  • I heat my house by burning corn by Judith W. Monroe 
  • Save time and money, and get that custom look, with hinges you make yourself  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Listening to shortwave radio broadcasts from around the world is informative and fun  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • These chocolate treats make great gifts and delicious holiday desserts by Tanya Kelley 
  • Custom-crafted toiletries make very special gifts  by Joy Lamb 
  • Protect your land title before you buy  by Don Fallick 
  • Next year, grow your own holiday turkey  by Darlene Campbell 
  • Here are 10 ways to beat corrosion in the garage  by Sandy Lindsey 
  • Make this classic Shaker-style butcher block  by Dana Martin Batory 
  • Seed art – it’s fun to collect the seeds and to create these unusual pictures by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Make delicious, eye-catching holiday breads  by Richard Blunt 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • This method lets you make quilts that are artistic and very personal  by Carole Perlick 
  • Make your own nifty gift bags  by Darlene Polachic 
  • You can make these beautiful pinecone wreaths at home  by Darlene Polachic 
  • Use these tips to avoid problems with your sewing machine  by Reuben O. Doyle 
  • What if there’s no doctor? Knowing CPR can save a life  by Carole Perlick 
  • Delicious holiday cakes don’t have to be diet-busters  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the best deal in home-defense guns  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Make a doll with real hair  by Jan Cook 
  • For many people, these natural remedies can reduce high blood pressure  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • Make a beautiful tire planter  by Carole Perlick 
  • With papier mache, you can make treasures from trash  by Sally Denney 
  • Here’s how to make a musical bamboo flute by Robert E. Kramer 
  • Homesteading on the electronic frontier. Looking for love in cyberspace  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • In the classroom and at home, this system will help you grow self-reliant kids by Marjorie Harrison 
  • Grow winter salad greens on your windowsill  by Sally Denney

     

    Issue #41 (September/October 1996)

  • My View – The “Leave Us Alone” coalition and some alternative news sources  by Dave Duffy 
  • For large quantity food dehydration try this homemade gem from the past by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Pectin – you can rely on the grocer, or you can learn to make it yourself  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Those leftover fall tomatoes are a delicious bounty that should be put aside for the future  by Alice B. Yaeger
  • Apple-dapples – fun to make and even more fun to snack on  by Linda Gabris 
  • It’s easy to build your own milking stanchion  by Janell Henschel 
  • You can make delicious meals all winter with stored vegetables and dried spices  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Ten off-beat metal cleaning tricks  by Sandy Lindsey 
  • Here are some simple tips on how to store apples for a long, long time by Don Fallick 
  • Careful planning will make harvesting and preserving food a year-long process  by Dynah Geissal
  • Make “recycled wine” from leftover fruit pulp  by Allyn Uptain 
  • Pressing cider and memories  by Brenda McBride 
  • Solve chinking woes with a mortar-sawdust mix  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Orphaned kittens need special care  by Carolyn A. Beck
  • Based on years of personal experience, here are 10 good tips for homeschooling your children by Mary Jo Bratton 
  • A unit study on birds  by Mary Jo Bratton 
  • Teach your kids math with the banking game by Micki Warner 
  • Improve your poultry with selective breeding  by Jan Palmer 
  • Here are some cucumber pickles to make at home  by Olivia Miller 
  • Enrich your soil with cover crops  by Inez Castor 
  • Here are some tasty ways to use those end-of-season green tomatoes  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Make grape juice the easy way by Tanya Kelley 
  • What if there’s no doctor? Surviving a heart attack in the backwoods  by Carole Perlick 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Keep fresh greens in your garden – even in the snow – by using row cover  by Lance and Jennifer Barker 
  • Cracking walnuts – “almost fun”  by Lydia Mayfield 
  • Keep your onions fresh…with panty hose!  by James Robertson 
  • Traditional ways of keeping your corn crop and seed corn are still very effective  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Use plastic to get a head start on corn in the fall by Mark and Lynn Klammer 
  • Sheet composting saves work  by John Fuchs 
  • A few strings attached  by Marcia Brown 
  • Squash seeds are a delicious, nutritious snack  by Robert K. Henderson 
  • Mugwort – from aiding digestion to relieving fatigue, this flavorful plant has many good uses  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the backwoods hunter  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Leaf mold is another way to build your soil by John Fuchs 
  • Venison deserves gourmet treatment  by Edith Helmich 
  • Homesteading on the electronic frontier. Harvesting information from the internet  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Southern cooking that doesn’t just whistle Dixie by Richard Blunt

     

    Issue #40 (July/August 1996)

  • My View – Born of desperation  by Dave Duffy 
  • If you have some solid how-to knowledge to sell, writing and publishing a book is not that hard  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Delicious, wholesome, and just enough “crunch,” these special soybeans sell for a pound  by Jill Fox 
  • Here are two country couples who diversified to make a living  by Dave Duffy 
  • The “night crawler condo” is a great way to make money  by Angela Jenkins 
  • Got some weekend residents in your area? Then your home business is waiting to open  by Nanci Vineyard 
  • Raising rabbits – for meat and making money, it’s hard to beat this creature on the homestead  by Jayn Steidl Thibodeau 
  • This family started a used bookstore for under ,000  by Mary Kenyon 
  • For headache, fever, or even rheumatism, relief is as near as the familiar willow plant  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • You can have a good career as a nurse practitioner no matter where you live  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Consider small-scale hog production for delicious food and reliable income  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Felting is an ancient art that’s still useful today  by Anita Evangelista 
  • Simplify, save, grow food, and trade and you too can afford to work for yourself  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the price of machismo  by Massad Ayoob
  • You can make extra money as a stringer  by Robert L. Williams 
  • A guaranteed-catch, u-catch trout pond is a fun and profitable business  by Darlene Polachic 
  • Forage for wood lettuce and ground coral and you can spice up your outdoor eating  by Branley Allan Branson 
  • Perfect whole wheat breads…some troubleshooting ideas  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Think of it this way – Want proof of luck, ESP, and psychic powers? by John Silveira 
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees, but you can grow it in your garden  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Where I live by Annie Duffy 
  • Homesteading on the electronic frontier…cybrarian – a great internet job  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Using trot lines, set lines, and jug fishing will increase your fish catch substantially  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • You can make this effective gray water disposal system  by Steve Anderson

     

    Issue #39 (May/June 1996)

  • My View – The age of misinformation  by Dave Duffy 
  • Make your own lumber with a chainsaw mill by Jacqueline Tresl 
  • Here’s a “helping hand” for your chainsaw lumber mill  by R.E. Bumpus 
  • You have to look beyond the building code to create really pleasing stairs  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Here’s a mighty creative way to protect your plants from animals by Joy Lamb 
  • Homesteading on the electronic frontier  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Your family can afford a computer: buy it used by Sharon Griggs 
  • Would you believe…a canvas roof? It’s simple, quick, durable, and cheap  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • There are lots of tomato varieties – choose the ones that suit your garden and your taste  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • A brick walk with little work and less money  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Build a three-car garage for   by Robert L. Williams 
  • Lessons I learned while building my log home  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Ayoob on firearms – the Marlin Model 60, it’s the classic backwoods home rifle  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Think of it this way – Just how smart is that computer on your desk?  by John Silveira 
  • Ducks contribute to a homestead in many ways  by Sylvia Gist 
  • Concrete domes have some impressive advantages  by Lance Bisaccia 
  • Cob construction is literally dirt cheap  by Marna Meagaen 
  • Make quick and easy pasta  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • White sage – the quintessential chaparral herb  by Christopher Nyerges 
  • Safe, delicious, and inexpensive home preserves  by Richard Blunt 
  • Plan your energy-independent home before you begin construction  by Paul Jeffrey Fowler 

     

    Issue #38 (March/April 1996)

  • My View – The tax problem  by Dave Duffy 
  • It’s cheap and easy to multiply plants by using these propagation techniques  by Connie Glasheen 
  • Soil pH is the secret of a good garden  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Here are some thoughts on finding your dream place – garden and all  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • PV pioneer describes his successful solar home  by Paul Jeffrey Fowler 
  • Homesteading on the electronic frontier by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Eating crow isn’t that bad  by Bill Palmroth 
  • Protect those young trees from frost and vermin  by Tommy Kovach 
  • Don’t have a cow! (Get a steer instead)  by Tanya Kelley 
  • Try these organic controls for garden pests  by Tommy Kovach 
  • Stop bugs Nature’s way  by Maurcia DeLean 
  • Combat aphids by planting garlic  by Barbara Fallick 
  • From humble stew to curried root soup, root vegetables are an overlooked delight  by Richard Blunt 
  • Dorothy Ainsworth update: Out of the ashes by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Be a purple martin landlord – and find lots of uses for gourds  by Edna C. Norrell 
  • It’s springtime in Montana  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Make these hot drinks for liquid comfort  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • You definitely want to grow your own asparagus  by Anne Westbrook Dominick
  • The Ichiban hybrid eggplant is a real producer  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • For something different in your garden, try ground cherries  by Sally Denney 
  • What you do to one side of an equation, you do to the other to keep it balanced  by John Silveira 
  • High altitude gardening – it’s a challenge but these helpful tips can get you started  by Dynah Geissal
  • Goats don’t eat zucchini  by Jacqueline Binford-Bell 
  • Grow horehound for the health of it  by Jim Hildreth 
  • Blueberries are an affordable luxury  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • The duck dilemma: they’re a lot of fun, and they do eat those slugs – but …  by Inez Castor 
  • Scrap poly pipe can be transformed into “training wheels for trees”  by L.A. Wallin 
  • Lilacs can provide a reliable “thermometer” for planting  by Gordon Stetser Jr.
  • When you’re laying out your farm, careful planning pays big dividends  by Jan Palmer 
  • Follow these eight easy steps to a successful eggplant harvest  by Michael Clayton 
  • Tobacco has some uses that might surprise you  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Whose garden is this anyway?  by Michael J. Tougias 
  • For some surprises in your garden, grow potatoes from seed  by Craig Russell 

     

    Issue #37 (January/February 1996)

  • My View – The new frontier  by Dave Duffy 
  • You can earn a college degree without ever leaving home, thanks to TVs and computers  by Rodney L. Merrill
  • NASA says these plants will help clean the air in your home  by Tommy Kovach 
  • It took a lot of weed-eating fish & work to make our lake usable  by Martha Belding 
  • Commonsense precautions help keep kids safe  by Margaret C. Wright 
  • Feeling nostalgic? Now you’ll rave! Here’s the story of Burma Shave by Martin P. Waterman 
  • The Fuyugaki persimmon – it really is “food for the gods”  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • June Jaeger’s quilts are works of fine art  by Lance Bisaccia 
  • Ayoob on firearms – my choice for the ideal backwoods gun is the four-inch .44 Magnum handgun  by Massad Ayoob
  • Homesteading on the electronic frontier  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • When it comes to land contracts – be careful! Here are some critical points to consider.  by Harry Styron 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • These are Jacob’s sheep  by Anita Evangelista 
  • How I’ve started my child in a program of homeschooling  by John Silveira 
  • Think of it this way – Just how good of a bet are those lotto tickets? by John Silveira 
  • Shiitake mushrooms for food and for cash – you “plant” them by inoculating logs  by Lee Harbert 
  • Salads for winter  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Try these bread recipes that are part of our heritage – and still delicious today  by Thomas C. Tabor
  • Here’s a cold storage house as good as our ancestors built  by Harry G. Nemec 
  • The saga of Benjamin, the backwoods, homeschooled boy who wanted to get a job by Margaret C. Wright 
  • For this resourceful couple, primitive survival skills are a path to self sufficiency  by Terrie Clark 
  • Beans – they may be a poor man’s meat, but they are also the gourmet’s delight  by Richard Blunt 
  • The amazing aloe  by Ruth Adler 
  • Everybody talks about lightning – and yes, there are things you can do about it by Albert H. Carlson 
  • Propane is a multi-purpose fuel, and it has many key advantages  by Matt McEachran 
  • Try these smaller breeds of multi-purpose cattle  by Jan Palmer 

     

    Issue #36 (November/December 1995)

  • My View – Self reliance means no scapegoats  by Dave Duffy 
  • Don’t miss the backwoods on-ramp to the information super highway  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Wild turkey, goose, and venison for the holidays  by Richard Blunt 
  • Open eyes can help you survive your move back to the land  by Nick Evangelista 
  • Boost your income by adding a processing step to what you sell by Harry Styron 
  • The cholesterol in your stovepipe can be fatal by D.B. Frandsen 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Think of it this way – Steam-driven cars, cars from the past that would make ideal cars for the future by John Silveira 
  • Build a homestead forge and fabricate your own hardware  by Leland Edward Stone 
  • Ayoob on firearms – selecting the backwoods battery  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Soups for winter  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Try cooking on top of your heating-stove  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Ol’ Hank and the John Deere  by Roland R. Bianchi 
  • Moving to the wilderness – turning the dream to reality by Jackie Clay 
  • Finding, buying, milking, and living with the family milk cow by Jayn Steidl Thibodeau 
  • In search of the perfect bowl of chili  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Make your own Swiss Army style snowshoes  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker
  • Tanning your own hide – a sportsman’s guide  by Jeff Butterfield
  • Here are seven helpful hints from homestead 77  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Dig a poor man’s well in the country  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Just for kids – some farinaceous folly by Lucy Shober 
  • A DIY level that actually works  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Make butter the easy way  by Audrey Stallsmith 
  • If you’d like to get started with chickens, here are the basics  by Richard D. Kepple 
  • Two classic military rifles for the homestead  by Larry Cywin 

     

    Issue #35 (September/October 1995)

  • My View – A flat tax makes sense  by Dave Duffy 
  • Backwoods love and divorce – don’t take the first for granted  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Stackwall construction – it’s beautiful, it’s affordable, and you can build it yourself  by Darlene Polachic
  • …and how about a stackwall chicken coop  by Dolores Wilgenbusch 
  • The backwoods back: the right and wrong ways to do lifting around the homestead  by Don Fallick 
  • Prepare for hunting season and have some great fun by making your own accessories  by Jeff Butterfield 
  • Where I live  by Annie Duffy 
  • Make a matchbox car roadway  by Jan Cook 
  • Get a new life for those old dead battery-powered tools by converting them to 12 volts  by Kenneth J. Polman 
  • Sauerkraut the easy way  by Anita Evangelista 
  • Tired of paying through the nose for cereal? Try making your own granola dirt cheap  by Jan Settles
  • Saving open-pollinated seeds is one step to self sufficiency  by Connie Glasheen 
  • You can make realistic canvas decoys that work as well as the store-bought kind  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Ayoob on firearms – create your own shooting range  by Massad Ayoob 
  • This St. Bernard backwoods hero saved old grandma’s life by Margaret C. Wright 
  • Try these fresh ideas in your home dairy  by Gary L. Kissler 
  • Raising my calf Max  by Aaron Siler 
  • Self-reliant couple create a solar homestead  by Larry Elliott
  • A little planning makes living with solar easier than you think  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Install rafters alone – the easy way by Robert L. Williams 
  • Having “escaped from cultivation,” honeysuckle and kudzu pose a real threat  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Want to save fuel and money? Try square-split firewood  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Garlic lovers’ delight  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Just for kids – visit the great prairies by Lucy Shober 
  • This is one way to make applejack…  by Ted Stout 
  • …and this is Reverend Dr. Hooker’s applejack  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Wolf-dog hybrids: smart, loyal, but they’re not for everyone  by Kristen Rogers 
  • Be a clown – it’s fun, and it pays well too  by Cynthia Andal 
  • Presidents’ wives of the past, part 4 – cunning, vindictive, and one may have been a murderess by John Silveira 
  • Think of it this way – Term limits: the logic behind it by John Silveira 
  • Make your own string cheese  by Anita Evangelista 
  • It’s damned hot, and it’s damned good  by Richard Blunt  

     

    Issue #34 (July/August 1995)

  • My View – The politics of tragedy  by Dave Duffy 
  • Need a privy? Here’s the right way to build one  by Don Fallick 
  • Making teas from wild plants and herbs  by Charles Bryant O’Dooley 
  • Build a cool pool for a refreshing price  by Diane Laverty 
  • From emergency shower to backpack friend, the garden sprayer is a real versatile tool  by Keb Burns 
  • Here’s how old Italy and I teamed up to make a really neat & useful non-electric pasta machine  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Buy prescription drugs cheaply and without a prescription  by Bob Fawcett 
  • Try our country cliches quiz  by Don Fallick 
  • Freeze that sweet corn and enjoy it all year long  by John C. Fisher 
  • Create your own emergency water supply  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Effective rounds for the backwoods  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Make herbal wines for pleasure and health  by Larry Cywin 
  • Enjoy zucchini all year  by Sandra L. Toney 
  • Mediterranean food – it’s home-based cooking at its best, and it’s about as healthful as it gets  by Richard Blunt 
  • Presidents’ wives of the past – part 3 by John Silveira 
  • You can turn dumpster-diving into an urban treasure hunt  by Karen A. Murphy 
  • Make a quillow  by Jan Cook 
  • How to make your own dressings and bandages  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Think of it this way…Government agencies reporting figures  by John Silveira 
  • Lunchbox cookies  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Homemade soap – it’s easy to make, high in quality, and you can even make a living with it  by Robert Jones 
  • If it’s personality you like farm animals have a lot of it  by Frances Morrow 
  • Grow your own bay tree  by J.C. Braddy 
  • Just for kids – life in the forest by Lucy Shober 
  • Start a home-based herb business  by Steve Gitre 
  • Troubleshoot your own PC  by Michael Simmons

     

  • How about a delicious thistle salad?  by Terri Hoover Dunham

     

  • The unfairness of property taxes  by Martin Harris 

     

    Issue #33 (May/June 1995)

  • My View – Newt Gingrich, a man of history  by Dave Duffy 
  • Here a few tips on maintaining & diagnosing small engine problems around the homestead  by Michelle Richards 
  • Greens – delicious, nutritious, and easy to grow  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Here’s one way to build a solar-heated shower  by Harry G. Nemec 
  • Build cheap, temporary shelters for your homestead’s temporary needs  by Don Fallick 
  • Here’s how to start your own small town theater company  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • The price of self defense  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Here’s how one couple battled government over an unfair tax assessment – and won  by Linda A. Wallin 
  • Leave space for peppers!  by Alice B. Yaeger 
  • Home brew your own beer  by Richard Blunt 
  • The headless chicken and the family picnic – what a sight!  by Kate Taylor 
  • Want a different look? Try sponge painting  by Jan Cook 
  • Thoughts on a snake  by Ruth Greer 
  • Metal framing – no more mildew, termites, rot, fungus, shrinkage, fire, or knots  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Don’t throw away them bricks  by Helen Hunter 
  • Want a fun way to cut those food bills? Grab a rod & reel  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Sandwiches for summer  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • How to work with brokers, lawyers, tile insurance agents when you buy country land  by Harry Styron
  • A death on the farm  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Think of it this way…Fully Informed Jury Assoc.  by John Silveira 
  • Just for kids – life on the damp side  by Lucy Shober 
  • City boy, country boy by Margaret C. Wright 
  • Herbal vinegars – extra zip in your cooking  by Kristen Rogers 
  • Raising goats can be profitable  by Francille Anderson Lindley 

     

    Issue #32 (March/April 1995)

  •  My View – Tolerance, Both the left & the right lack it  by Dave Duffy 
  •  Home brew your own beer  by Richard Blunt 
  •  Gardening for blood  by Kate Taylor 
  •  Make a heated seed germination flat  by Frank Morgan 
  •  Starting over  by Dynah Geissal 
  •  Hardy roses are easy to grow  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • A post office called Podunk  by Marjorie Burris 
  •  Elderberries – the undiscovered fruit  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Never underestimate a woman by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  •  Home-grown popcorn – the treat you can grow yourself  by Dorothy Cady 
  •  Second of two parts: build an expensive log house – the cheap way  by Robert L. Williams 
  • James Polk – a model for modern presidents by John Silveira 
  •  Defensive deadly force: the ground rules  by Massad Ayoob 
  • Just for kids – knock knock vinegar by Lucy Shober 
  •  Troubleshooting problems with compost piles  by Connie Glasheen 
  •  Garden for the record and ensure a good harvest  by Wendell Anderson 
  •  One pot meals  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  •  Tractor maintenance saves you more than money  by Eugene Taylor and Jayne Steidl Thibodeau
  • How to buy your first sheep (without getting shorn) by Anita Evangelista 
  •  My stars and garters  by Cora J. Ciampi 
  • Try these home remedies for “hare” loss  by Maurcia DeLean 
  •  For a delicious adventure, try growing your own corn  by Lisa Ann LeFreniere 
  •  Try a cement block garden  by Robert L. Williams 

     

    Issue #31 (January/February 1995)

  • My View – James Madison’s warning is more important now than ever  by Dave Duffy 
  • Here’s how to choose flavor enhancers to make everyday eating an adventure  by Richard Blunt 
  • Whether they’re new or historic varieties, some apples just belong in a country garden  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Homeschool your children using apprenticeships  by Susannah Sheffer 
  • How to earn your college degree outside of the traditional classroom  by Joseph Barbuto 
  • Here’s a simple device to improve rough roads  by Kenneth J. Polman 
  • How to make knives and sheaths  by Dave Strom 
  • Here’s how I built a 1000-gallon septic tank  by Harry G. Nemec 
  • Driving and keeping your car running in winter  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Adopting a wild horse  by Farley Anderson 
  • How to cope with winter blues  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Homeschooling our teenagers in the backwoods was one of the best decisions we have ever made  by Bonnie Garrison 
  • Try a gravity flow water system  by Don Fallick 
  • When Irish eyes are smiling – a love affair with Kerry- Dexters  by Lucy Shober 
  • Make quick-as-a-flash “winter warm wear”  by Jan Cook 
  • Cookstove lore  by Don Fallick 
  • Women and kids build a straw bale wall  by Jeanne Hawks 
  • Carver – he wrote the book on self reliance by John Silveira
  • John Fitch – a forgotten inventor  by Maurcia DeLean 
  • Excessive overhang  by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Make your own tool handles  by Don Fallick 
  • Just for kids – hard working worms  by Lucy Shober 

     

    Issue #30 (November/December 1994)

  • My View – Politics, self reliance…and Bill Clinton  by Dave Duffy 
  • American food – it’s as varied as the melting pot by Richard Blunt 
  • Collecting old phonograph records is fun and educational  by Don Fallick 
  • Try traditional early American fried squirrel  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Barbecue a whole goat (and more) in an imu  by Don Fallick 
  • Your throw-away fish can be keepers if you know how to prepare them right  by Richard Blunt 
  • David and the D-4…a story about growing up  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Building an expensive log house – the cheap way  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Homemade hunter’s soup  by Kristen Rogers 
  • Make a “slit shirt”  by Jan Cook 
  • Making and using a solar cooker by Jay Radabaugh 
  • Poor man’s shrimp cocktail on perch, and…  by Pat Ward 
  • Sourdough with substance  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • How to keep those excess eggs  by Anita Evangelista 
  • Preventing and surviving stove and chimney fires  by Don Fallick 
  • Venison recipes  by William Shepherd 
  • Converting your gas car to electric is no shocker  by Shari Prange 
  • Just for kids – some pioneer recipes by Lucy Shober
  • Some thoughts about my wood cookstove  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Pemmican – the all purpose food  by Bill Palmroth 
  • Former first ladies – beautiful, brilliant, crazy by John Silveira 
  • Turkeys – fun and profitable and not as dumb as you think  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Learning in the pickle patch  by Jill Fox 

     

    Issue #29 (September/October 2004)

  • My View – Bad laws, good solutions (Underground economy, Fully informed jury)  by Dave Duffy 
  • Here are some home-based businesses that are worth trying  by Skip Thomsen and Cat Freshwater 
  • Use your own sawmill to cut lumber prices  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Outlaw wisteria  by Zane Louise Shonforest 
  • Raising goats as a business is a profitable and fun venture  by Jayn Steidl Thibodeau 
  • A local barter network creates new options  by Hugh Glass 
  • You have to learn to shovel crap before you learn to be the boss  by Dave Duffy 
  • Grow an independent living with a cut flower business  by Vern Modeland 
  • Here are three ways to build a stanchion  by Knight C. Duerig 
  • From Martha and Abigail to Dolly and Louisa, America’s earliest First Ladies were fascinating by John Silveira 
  • Making sourdough bread  by Richard Blunt 
  • Old-fashioned desserts  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Just for kids – some summertime secrets  by Lucy Shober 
  • Odd-jobbin’ can be a country goldmine  by Don Fallick 
  • Help your children to read by teaching them the phonic basics  by Barbara Sorenson Fallick 
  • PV as a country business? – if you’re a jack-of-all-trades  by Larry Elliott 
  • Here’s how to start a part-time, one-person mail order business  by Michael Simmons 
  • Try an ex-military truck for rugged, reliable service  by David Jensen
  • Install a remote telephone line  by Phil Wilcox and Serena Somers 

     

    Issue #28 (July/August 2004)

  • My View – The beast is at the door again  by Dave Duffy 
  • For a truly independent energy system, your choices are solar, wind, and water by Larry Elliott 
  • Don’t discount a generator, especially a diesel generator, as your primary power source by Skip Thomsen 
  • The great cow caper  by Edie L. Norling 
  • Lucky duck  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Raising fish in the farm pond  by Steven Minner 
  • How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm – after they’ve seen the mall?  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Independent energy runs Backwoods Home Magazine by Dave Duffy 
  • Looking behind the Declaration of Independence  by John Silveira 
  • Chinese cooking  by Richard Blunt 
  • Just for kids – sun-kabobs and solar sizzle by Lucy Shober 
  • Small wind turbines are a viable alternative  by Mike Bergey 
  • Designing for solar heating  by Don Fallick 
  • The gosling that lived  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Micro-hydropower – a working example  by Greg and Bonnie Chanie 
  • Here’s a low-cost, low-tech refrigerator that really works  by Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • The care of lead acid batteries  by Larry Elliott 
  • Sun oven cookery  by Jennifer Stein Barker
  • Build a 12-volt power plant from the junkyard  by Edwin A. Towne, Jr. 
  • Firewood: how and what to buy  by Ray Lagoe 

     

    Issue #27 (May/June 1994)

  • My View – Self reliance the key to happiness  by Dave Duffy 
  • How to care for and feed the family pond  by Steven Minner 
  • Good-bye old friend by Lucy Shober 
  • Raising water buffalo – are they better than cattle?  by Chris and Mike Braet 
  • Moon over Bogus Brook  by Dory Hulburt 
  • Here are 5 simple things that make our life easier  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Determined woman builds distinctive vertical log studio by Dorothy Ainsworth 
  • Choosing and using a wood cookstove  by Mary Pipes 
  • Mick Sagrillo – wizard of wind  by Vern Modeland 
  • Three great bread recipes  by Richard Blunt 
  • Quick and easy veggie food  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Learn the basics of wall framing  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Going home  by Nathaniel Luttenton 
  • Health care begins at home  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Build a fieldstone chimney  by Eric and Burney Dibble 
  • Building your own home: part III  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Start a home-based food business  by Kristen Rogers and Randy Atkins 
  • Making your own sourdough yeast  by Judith Blucher
  • Build an earth-sheltered log cabin  by Tok Thompson 
  • Handguns are useful tools for the homesteader  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Trading your city house for a country homestead – will it be a taxing move?  by Sandra R. Bullington, CPA 
  • Make a lifeline before you need it  by Ralph LaPlant 
  • How to build a low-cost log lifter  by Robert L. Williams 

     

    Issue #26 (March/April 1994)

  • My View – Forget conspiracies…and do something productive!  by Dave Duffy 
  • Driving back country roads – different skills needed at every turn  by Don Fallick 
  • The miracle of a country birth  by Sally Denney 
  • Make delicious wine at home  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Grapes – with 3000 varieties, you can grow them just about anywhere in North America  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Build your own home, part 2 – using concrete and masonry in construction  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Garden huckleberries – these hardy, firm berries are easy to grow, as tasty as blueberries  by Bonnie Gelle 
  • Short season gardening  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Kiwi fruit – healthy, delicious, exotic, pest- and disease- resistant, low-maintenance…  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • The 10 most useful herbs  by Audrey Stallsmith 
  • Tips for cold-climate herb growing  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Some herb garden recipes  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • My favorite soup recipes  by Richard Blunt 
  • Try an isolated gain passive solar house  by H. Scott Kaufmann 
  • Simplified concrete and masonry work  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Just for kids – killing some time (create an afternoon time warp) by Lucy Shober 
  • The fence post tomato trellis  by Jeff Goettemoeller 
  • Raising sheep  by Monta Hulsing
  • Free supplies for your homestead  by Jeff Heikenfeld 
  • Improving poor garden soil  by Vernon Hopkins 
  • Dueling duck  by Cleoral Lovell 
  • Edible landscapes are Jim Gibbons’ livelihood  by Vern Modeland 
  • Edible landscapes: some information sources  by Vern Modeland 
  • Muzzleloaders – art, science, and a piece of history  by Gene Willis 
  • Deer discourology  by Whitney M. Bollier 
  • Synopsis of sourdough  by Charles Bryant O’Dooley 

     

    Issue #25 (January/February 1994)

  • My View – Whether it’s small town or big time, the environment or health care, the government is not the answer  by Dave Duffy 
  • Planning is an essential key to achieving the country life  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Some tips on moving to your country home  by Don Fallick 
  • Supplement your income by teaching others your skills  by Sherry Wietelman 
  • Make a patchwork baby bunting from scraps  by Kristen Rogers 
  • Make better pizza at home than you can buy  by Richard Blunt 
  • How we bought our country home  by Darlene J. Campbell 
  • Building your own home: part I  by Martin S. Harris 
  • The solar-powered silent partner  by Jim Slater (with Larry Elliott) 
  • Home-schooling – is it right for your kids?  by Ron Brackin 
  • Some homeschooling ideas  by Don Fallick 
  • Child-led learning  by M.C. Wright 
  • Native of the forest: a guide to growing ginseng  by Melinda C. Long 
  • The timberwolf woodbox  by Ted Sponem 
  • A tale about tenure in the neighborhood  by Charlotte Jones 
  • Winter ch-ch-ch-ch-chores  by Dynah Geissal 
  • The bow and arrow: low tech tool for food, entertainment  by Gene Willis 
  • Save energy, save money  by Christopher Maxwell
  • Cooking with dried fruit  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Planning a move from the city to the country  by John and Linda Janetos 
  • Just for kids – readers’ page  by Travis Mikalson 
  • Just for kids – readers’ page  by Annie Duffy 
  • Just for kids – you in the big night sky  by Lucy Shober 
  • Living the country life  by Sally Denney 
  • Researching new locations  by William L. Seavey 
  • Civil forfeiture – government’s license to steal our property, violate our rights  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Explore the world with shortwave  by Michael Simmons 

     

    Issue #24 (November/December 1993)

  • My View – Flushing toilets with other people’s money  by Dave Duffy 
  • Drying food – a low cost, easy way to preserve your harvest  by Carla Emory 
  • Gathering low cost firewood  by John R. Horton 
  • Protect your home and family from fire  by Larry D. Weber 
  • Winter protection and planting of fruit trees  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Ostriches and emus – backwoods bonanza or feathered pyramid?  by Vern Modeland 
  • Small engine maintenance for women by Michelle Richards 
  • Preparing for snow-ins  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Cabin fever  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Fall pumpkins and squash  by Sandy McPherson Carrubba 
  • Wind power from the past  by Larry Elliott 
  • Wind power in the present  by Mick Sagrillo 
  • Thanksgiving – a celebration of freedom and harvest  by John Silveira 
  • Design and build a barn  by Don Fallick 
  • Just for kids – some good clean fun! by Lucy Shober 
  • Muffin magic  by Jennifer Stein Barker
  • Getting sugar from trees  by Craig Russell 
  • Thermal mass has its place, but R value is the more efficient  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Venison recipes  by Richard Blunt

     

    Issue #23 (September/October 1993)

  • My View – No ideology, no agenda  by P.J. O’Rourke 
  • History of the Oregon Trail  by John Silveira 
  • Reliving the Oregon Trail  by Vern Modeland 
  • Conestoga, the prairie super freighter  by Vern Modeland 
  • Here’s a step-by-step guide to wholesome, safe canning  by Carla Emery 
  • Harvesting from nature  by Darlene Campbell 
  • Slaughtering and butchering by Dynah Geissal 
  • Prepare your rifle before deer season  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Harvesting the blacktail deer  by Vernon Hopkins 
  • Solar panel testing and repair  by Donald Koehler 
  • Trusses – low-cost marvels to roof over most large spaces by Martin S. Harris 
  • Planning to make a living in the country  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Saving is the first step to an independent country life  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Just for kids – a backwoods kitchen garden  by Lucy Shober 
  • Apples galore  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • Nuclear superstition  by Peter Beckmann 
  • Issue #22 (July/August 1993)

  • My View – Milwaukee water, self reliance…and a cool country drink  by Dave Duffy 
  • Homesteading at Hayden Lake  by M.C. Wright 
  • How to choose a greenhouse  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Quilts – masterpieces of the heart and windows into women’s history by Marlene Parkin 
  • I’m living my log cabin dream  by Ralph LaPlant 
  • What to look for in a kit log home  by Ken Lefsaker 
  • Chinking for log homes  by Jim Talbot 
  • Log homes – fact and fiction  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Electric car racing – what a gas!  by Lon Gillas 
  • Selecting the right voltage for your independent home power system  by Windy Dakoff 
  • Father goose  by Dynah Geissal 
  • A cautionary tale  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • How to make cheese and butter  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Firearm safety is a serious business  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • They are not just “HIS firearms”  by Dr. Stephenie Slahor 
  • Long range antennas for the homestead  by Jeff Butterfield 
  • Just for kids – take a nite hike! by Lucy Shober 
  • Fitting in with your new neighbors  by Susan Betz
  • How to make money with wild crayfish  by Gene Check 
  • Log homes, motorcycles, and good food  by Richard Blunt 
  • Peppers for short season growers  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Salads for summer  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Living with a plywood floor  by Julia Leiterman 

     

    Issue #21 (May/June 1993)

  • My View – Control government, not guns  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Use houseplants to improve your indoor air quality  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Drive your own well for next to nothing  by Roger DeGroot 
  • Sweet Alaska gold  by Barbara Landi 
  • How to build your own beehives  by Gary Hutchins 
  • Homebirth – a natural way to come into the world  by Julie Pfeiffer Watner 
  • The first slaughter  by Therese Reid 
  • Choosing superior bedding plants  by Robert Callahan 
  • Keep those empty milk jugs  by Bruce Bair 
  • The incredible non-biodegradable food service pail  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • A bit about ducks  by Dynah Geissal 
  • How to build the fence you need  by Don Fallick 
  • Understanding the environmental movement  by John Silveira 
  • Lumber regulations that purport to protect consumers really protect big business and keep lumber prices high  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Visiting Laura  by Fran Jablway 
  • Stocks – as important as herbs and spices  by Richard Blunt 
  • Just for kids – have a chat with your cat  by Lucy Shober 
  • Idaho utility entry into PV field may be a sign of things to come  by Larry Elliott
  • How to buy your first dairy goat  by Anita Evangelista 
  • The dairy goat – a gallon of milk a day  by Darlene Campbell 
  • The SKS carbine – an honest bargain by Christopher Maxwell 
  • The right rifle for a woman  by Michelle Richards 
  • Buying the first horse  by Jan Palmer 
  • School at home for fun and profit  by Robert L. Williams III 
  • Protect your garden with a homemade trap  by Ron and Carol Oliver 

     

    Issue #20 (March/April 1993)

  • My View – The new power of the mass media is eroding the freedom of the press  by Dave Duffy 
  • High beds and high production…with less work  by Russ Davis 
  • Land regulations are making it harder to move to the country  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Hamfests – overlooked goldmines for hobbyists and collectors  by Bill McLean 
  • Using hybrids and…creating your own varieties  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Alternative education – learning in the real world  by Mark and Helen Hegener
  • A homeschool assignment  by Benjamin Wright 
  • What you should know about gold  by Jo Mason 
  • A chronology of gold in American history  by Carl Watner 
  • Using a “producer gas” generator to create electricity  by Gene Townsend 
  • Making a living as a writer  by Jo Mason 
  • Using photos to sell your writing  by Robert L. Williams 
  • In praise of the rural post office  by Don Fallick 
  • Cleaning and maintaining your firearms  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Kurt Saxon’s lessons in survival  by Vern Modeland 
  • Smoked turkey and smoked brisket  by Richard Blunt 
  • Soups and stews for late winter  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Just for kids – help for nature’s nursery  by Lucy Shober
  • The sensible, integrated photovoltaic energy system  by Windy Dankoff 
  • Roll your own biofertilizer  by Walt Foster 
  • Hotbeds – an old but still sound method to help you get a jump on the growing season  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Making and selling tire gardens  by Kurt Saxon 
  • Recycle those old clothes into a braided rug  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Farm ethics  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Friendly alternatives for insect and pest control  by Martin P. Waterman 

     

    Issue #19 (January/February 1993)

  • Insulation and vapor barriers  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Llamas guarding sheep? not such a far-fetched idea! by Karen McGeorge Sanders 
  • Try buying at auctions to save money for just about any item  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Living with a frozen privy  by Don Fallick 
  • The fully informed jury can restore the bill of rights  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Using water hydraulics to help install your house grounding rod  by Bruce Allison 
  • Doesn’t anyone remember Tom Paine? by Robert L. Williams 
  • Jerry Belanger’s network beyond the sidewalks  by Vern Modeland 
  • A page from the backwoods life of Countryside’s Jd Belanger  by Vern Modeland 
  • How to stop an invading army…termites!  by Grover Brinkman 
  • Your garden has a history  by Dianne L. Beetler 
  • Handgun choices for women who want to provide their own defense  by Michelle Richards 
  • Hearty winter breakfasts  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Fireplace cooking cures the winter blues by Robert L. Williams 
  • Chicken with curried rice  by Richard Blunt 
  • Just for kids – rainy day magic  by Lucy Shober 
  • Preparing your photovoltaic system for winter  by Windy Dankoff 
  • Guilty by default? One family’s tragedy and a mother’s warning  by Shelby Taylor
  • Using and storing wheat at home  by Charles A. Sanders 
  • Raising fishworms as a business  by Robert Colby 
  • Calling earthworms????  by Rev. Dr. J.D. Hooker 
  • Boredom got you tied in knots? Try “string craft”  by James E. Robertson AKA Naconi 
  • A night out at the Lady Griz game  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Flowered circlets  by JJ Fallick 

     

    Issue #18 (November/December 1992)

  • My View – Rewriting the Bill of Rights, Fifteen reasons to vote in November  by Dave Duffy 
  • How to build an inexpensive cellar that works  by R. Lee Rose 
  • Remembering the magic of mother’s kitchen  by Jean M. Long 
  • Life of the “prairie tenor”  by Vernon Hopkins 
  • Moving houses – good bargains for backwoods living  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Medical transcription – a recession proof career?  by Barbara Elig
  • Moonlight and newspapers  by Natalie Lund 
  • Selling chickens to an ethnic market  by Dynah Geissel 
  • Riving shingles for your roof the old-fashioned way  by Johnny M. Ernst and Theresa Neville 
  • Want the kids to learn shooting? Try Whittington!  by Robert L. Williams
  • Self sufficiency & non-hybrid seeds  by Reynolds Griffith 
  • Waterwheels…part 3…design calculations for overshot waterwheels by Rudy Behrens 
  • Rope as a tool – as versatile as ever  by Jim Sullivan 
  • The Australian Shepherd is a good dog choice for the self sufficient person who values brains and loyalty  by Susan P. Weiss 
  • My best winter meals  by Darlene Campbell 
  • Healthy holiday baking  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Just for kids – a short possum tail (tale?)  by Lucy Shober 
  • The electoral college – how we elect the president  by John Silveira
  • One woman’s self-sustaining grassland livestock farm  by Vern Modeland 
  • LedgeRock’s electric fences  by Vern Modeland 
  • Here’s a handy chart to help predict your local weather  by Michael Simmons 
  • The case against modular housing  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Making a great rug from the rag bag by Lois A. Adams 
  • Wyoming Classics show how to bead sweats and t’s  by Jan Cook 

     

    Issue #17 (September/October 1992)

  • My View – BHM will no longer accept credit cards, Down with PR releases, Preparedness and Eco Expos, Andre Marrou interview  by Dave Duffy 
  • The sensible way to store and use food  by Russ Davis 
  • Give a country kid a camera  by Robert L. Williams 
  • Selecting the right heating system  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Ingredients for an herbal first aid kit and how you can use them effectively  by David W. Christopher 
  • The magic of home canning – great food at the best possible price  by Darlene Campbell 
  • The other Texas Frenchman – an interview with Andre Marrou, Libertarian candidate for president  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Waterwheels…part 2…design calculations for no-head- low-head waterwheels by Rudy Behrens 
  • How to get started in blacksmithing  by Don Fallick 
  • New uses for two old utensils gets rid of a kitchen bloody mess  by Bonnie Gelle 
  • Headwaters homestead: backwoods living in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas  by Vern Modeland 
  • Do-it-yourself “take-out” food  by Jo Mason 
  • Packable salads  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Hand loading your ammo is far cheaper than buying it  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Social conditioning, women, and self-defense  by Michelle Richards 
  • Grounding and lightning protection for solar-electric power systems  by Windy Dankoff 
  • Rabbit diseases and how to cope with them  by Darlene Campbell 
  • Just for kids – feather your vest  by Lucy Shober
  • Why I like living in the country  by Scotty Matthews 
  • Don’t spend a lot of money for your house windows  by Martin S. Harris 
  • A saddle shop created self sufficiency for Idaho family  by Rosemary LeVernier 

     

    Issue #16 (July/August 1992)

  • My View – The black man’s worst enemy is not racism by Dave Duffy 
  • Farming crayfish for a living – the demand exceeds the supply  by Don and Sharane Wilson 
  • A house that a tornado helped build by Robert L. Williams 
  • The genius of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and America’s “Declaration of Independence”  by John Silveira 
  • Some thoughts on growing older in the backwoods by Marjorie Burris 
  • Photovoltacis in Arkansas’ Meadowcreek community help make its self reliant ideas a model for the future  by Vern Modeland 
  • Searching for the right American health care plan – is the medical care savings account the answer?  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Starting a home video business  by Doug Stevenson 
  • Roughcut – a cut above?  by Kris Hartley 
  • A drip irrigation primer!  by Leon Springer 
  • If you plan to drive the Alaska Highway for its 50th anniversary in 1992, here are some good travel tips  by Phil Wilcox 
  • They may be old but they work – a solar food dryer  by JJ Fallick 
  • “Use it up, wear it out; make it do or do without!”  by Jo Mason 
  • Quick breads for summer  by Jennifer Stein Barker 
  • Uncommon wines – another way to save the harvest  by Anita Evangelista 
  • The rise of guerilla videos  by Jojo Gunn 
  • Just for kids – life in a rotten log  by Lucy Shober 
  • Why I like living in the country  by “Beezer” Matthews
  • Accessories can make shooting safer, more productive  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Women, self defense, and the 20-gauge shotgun  by Michelle Richards 
  • Low overhead, sense of humor, and personal touch are key ingredients to running a good small business  by Linda D. Rainey, R.N. 
  • Waterpower for personal use by Rudy Behrens 

     

    Issue #15 (May/June 1992)

  • My View – New World Order – old world stench!  by Dave Duffy 
  • Foundations…from pole to slab  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Soviet nuclear weapons…what effect on our freedoms if terrorists get hold of them!  by John Silveira 
  • Walking that last mile with a loved one…a guide to caring for your own dead  by Carl Watner 
  • Understanding ammunition will make your working guns more versatile and useful  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Amateur radio – a sensible communication alternative for people who are self-reliant  by Vern Modeland 
  • New rules for ham radio license  by Marjorie Burris 
  • From scud missiles to sea rescues, ham radio puts you into the action  by Vern Modeland 
  • Information sources for ham radio  by Vern Modeland 
  • Marrying solar thermal and photovoltaics to create a top notch closed loop solar hot water system  by Tom Lane 
  • The wolves of mission:wolf  by Tom Haugen 
  • Moving “back to the land” and making it work  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Looking for love in rural places  by Jo Mason 
  • Here’s a new way to remove a fish hook  by Ralph LaPlant 
  • Miles per gallon vs. miles per hour…or…things to consider when buying a car  by Skip and Cathleen Thomsen 
  • Tips to help make your car go 150,000 miles!  by Rev. L. Dale Richesin 
  • National health care – will it work in the U.S.?  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • Work at home at your convenience as a paramedical examiner  by Steven Gregersen
  • International ways with chicken  by Jennifer Stein 
  • Pie recipes  by Jennifer Stein 
  • Using your “stockman’s eye” to care for your livestock  by Kelly Klober 
  • Make a colonial shoulder yoke  by Don Fallick 
  • Build a shaving horse  by Don Fallick 
  • Finding, growing, and eating Asian mustards  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • From chimney sweep to stone sculptor to worry wall, Ron Pruitt has decided his place is in the country  by Gary Williams 

     

    Issue #14 (March/April 1992)

  • My View – Recession and AIDS, Solutions from the past  by Dave Duffy
  • Wow! – field-fabricated standing-seam metal roofing!  by Martin S. Harris 
  • Marvels in small packages  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Greechie, the hummingbird!  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Now that you have your little slice of heaven, how do you go about paying for it?  by Michael G. Hart
  • An overview of centerfire rifles  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Fire ants on the march in the U.S.  by Jo Mason 
  • Charging RV batteries with the sun  by Michael Gohl 
  • Creating your own life at home without special tools  by Neil Shelton 
  • Cooking with woodstoves  by Jennifer Stein 
  • Carob – the chocolate alternative  by Bill Palmroth 
  • Seed starting the easy way  by JJ Fallick 
  • The bonus of blackberries  by Bill Palmroth 
  • Preparing yourself for springtime floods  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • God willing and the creek don’t rise  by Don Fallick 
  • Chop ’em, drop ’em, & lop ’em…a rank beginner’s guide to logging  by Don Fallick 
  • Dare to dream with Michael Andy Darr  by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson 
  • Make a crazy quilt  by Linda D. Rainey, R.N.
  • Heat your upstairs by cutting holes in the floor!  by Don Fallick 
  • Getting more cash from your crafts  by Dan and Becky Ames 
  • Growing Christmas trees – a year-round part-time business  by Melinda C. Long 
  • The all purpose power food – soybeans!  by Rebecca and Leif Hietala 
  • Straw bale houses – an alternative  by Linda D. Rainey, R.N. 
  • Good food for hard times…or any time  by Jo Mason 
  • Parakeets for cash  by Joe Pratt 
  • Family works together at successful home-based business  by Rosemary LeVernier 
  • Home remedies  by Linda D. Rainey, R.N. 
  • Good farm management puts money in your pocket  by Kelly Klober 
  • Kricket Krap for your garden  by Shirley Belleranti 
  • Teach your kids the fun, safe way to split kindling  by Don Fallick

     

    Issue #13 (January/February 1992)

  • My View – There’s no stopping term limits!  by Dave Duffy 
  • A hydroponic greenhouse  by Aku Kagazchi 
  • There’s nothing like metal roofing  by Martin S. Harris 
  • New homes from old homes  by C.O. Callahan 
  • The toolbox – hammers & drills  by Don Fallick 
  • Reliving “the American west” at the Hart Canyon rendezvous  by W. David Wright 
  • Some tips on drying foods at home  by JJ Fallick 
  • Learning to shoot safely, effectively  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • A road kill could kill you too!  by Martin P. Waterman 
  • How an inverter fits into your solar electric system  by Joel Davidson 
  • Opportunity is knocking for the country parson  by Steven Gregersen 
  • Clean up with house cleaning  by Steven Gregersen 
  • How to homebrew beer  by Chuck Hill 
  • Final part in our 3-part chicken series…butchering, cleaning, and cooking chickens  by Carla Emery
  • Creating with saltdough  by Jan Cook 
  • Just for kids – logic puzzles  by Jo Mason 
  • Why does the year begin in January?  by John Silveira 
  • Some ideas for remodeling and living from catamount ridge farm  by Vern Modeland
  • My backwoods philosophy  by Mary Jo Frolick 
  • Animal lifesavers – cpr & comfrey  by Anne Westbrook Dominick

     

    Issue #12 (November/December 1991)

  • My View – “Just Once in a Lifetime, Group of 100!”  by Dave Duffy 
  • A good plan to help you achieve financial independence  by Don Fallick 
  • Let common sense, your taste buds guide you to storing food at home  by JJ Fallick 
  • The .22 – another useful firearm for country living  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Bicentennial of the bill of rights – would we pay the price again?  by John Silveira 
  • Country memories  by Anita McCune-Witt 
  • The sunless, windless, waterless alternative energy system  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Make your own rooter rotor  by Bruce Allison 
  • Physician assistant – a country career with opportunities galore  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Getting started in a firewood business  by Dan Schectman 
  • Sources of firewood  by Dan Schectman 
  • Solar cells power historic ranches off California coast  by Trevor Hewson 
  • How to raise rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rab  by Darlene Campbell 
  • Self-seeding herbs add random fragrance, beauty, and an “old world” look to your vegetable garden  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • For battling ants or growing earthworms, try coffee grounds  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • Salt blueberries to preserve them  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • Log building school in woods offers hands-on training  by Ron Brodigan 
  • Just for kids – logic puzzles  by Jo Mason 
  • Stopping the diet-go-round  by Fran Jablway 
  • Holiday goodies for people with allergies  by Jennifer Stein 
  • Instant scarflace  by Jan Cook 
  • A house-heating solar greenhouse  by Don Fallick 
  • Feed seven on under 0 a month  by JJ Fallick
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about chickens! – part II  by Carla Emery 

     

    Issue #11 (September/October 1991)

  • My View – Rush Limbaugh – champion of “the Right”  by Dave Duffy 
  • Save a bundle of money by building your home yourself  by Martin S. Harris 
  • A baker’s dozen of uncommon uses for common substances  by Don Fallick 
  • As a versatile country tool the shotgun is hard to beat  by Christopher Maxwell 
  • Finding Mr. (or Ms.) Right – when you’re in the backwoods  by Cathleen Thomsen 
  • With the World Series at hand, let’s take a walk down memory lane through the amazing series of the past  by John Silveira 
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about chickens!  by Carla Emery 
  • Country living health hints for children  by Linda D. Rainey, R.N. 
  • Electric cars of the 1990s – small companies lead the way, but the “big three” have entered the race  by Norma Gurovich 
  • Here is solution to the problem of transmitting solar electricity long distance to your home site  by Steve Willey 
  • Nursing: perfect country career!  by Jane Dwinell, R.N. 
  • Getting into desk-top publishing without blowing your budget  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Great Pyrenees – a one-of-a-kind guardian of stock  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Growing trees can pay off with some big dividends but it takes careful planning, planting, and hard work  by J.D. Campbell 
  • Fall in the herb garden  by Tina Marie Wilcox 
  • Rodents and raptors – a natural balance  by Dynah Geissal 
  • A kestrel in the coop  by Dynah Geissal 
  • Old tin cans tell the real story of how pioneers tamed the west  by Julia Craw
  • 21 quick, different, and easy pastabilities  by Fran Jablway 
  • How to make your own stereo cards  by Larry Francis 
  • The old time spring house  by Bill Parman 
  • How to draw up a contract without having to pay a lawyer  by Don Fallick 
  • Wood-mizer to the rescue  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Make your own safe baking powder  by Marjorie Burris 

     

    Issue #10 (July/August 1991)

  • My View – Politically correct  by Dave Duffy 
  • Photovoltaics – is the big price breakthrough just around the corner, or the next corner, or…  by Paul Maycock 
  • How one man made the American dream come true  by Don Schenck 
  • Injured and sick wildlife get a lease on life from this California group  by John Silveira 
  • The Ozark hills – lost mountains of the midwest  by Neil Shelton 
  • Water systems for homesteads with alternative electrical systems  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Tips on dealing with mosquitoes  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Just for kids – daily life of the pioneers  by Shirley Belleranti 
  • Twenty year update: Carla Emery and her old-fashioned recipe book  by Nancy King 
  • Build durable wooden riding toys  by Don Fallick 
  • Instructions for building a toy horse  by Don Fallick 
  • Building for indoor air quality (IAQ)  by Martin S. Harris 
  • The instant greenhouse  by JJ Fallick 
  • Co-planting in the vegetable garden  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • Fountain treats from the fifties  by Jo Mason 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Sarah Blake 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jeannette Kaner 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Gertrude Kenner
  • Is methane production on your homestead practical?  by Jim Tracy 
  • How to make soap – from fat to finish  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Wind generator questions and answers  by Steve Hicks 
  • A tour of some alternative energy homes in the Pacific Northwest  by Rosemary LeVernier 
  • Converting a gas car to electricity: what to keep and what to scrap  by Michael Brown and Shari Prange 
  • Make lifting easy with a rope and the principles of “mechanics”  by Don Fallick 
  • Make twenty dollars per hour by baling and selling straw  by Steven Gregersen 
  • The next time you take a vacation, why not mix business with pleasure  by Mike DiSabatino 
  • Achieving total self-sufficiency in five years or less  by Judy Lane 
  • No more splitting headaches – a rank beginner’s guide to splitting firewood  by Don Fallick 
  • Easy to make window valances  by Jan Cook 

     

    Issue #9 (May/June 1991)

  • My View – Beyond Iraq, Cops too powerful  by Dave Duffy 
  • Build a log house from scratch  by Ron Brodigan 
  • New fluorescent bulbs last 13 times longer than incandescents, and use one quarter the electricity  by Jeff Fowler 
  • How to build a safe, effective wood-fired hot water heater  by Don Fallick 
  • The basics of backyard beekeeping  by Brian DeRousseau 
  • It’s not too late to start your garden  by JJ Fallick 
  • The magic of mulch  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • Overlooked garden delicacies  by Betty Herring 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jan Cook 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Katherine Myers 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Kate Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Tricia Blunt 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jennifer Stein 
  • Home-made bread…it’s good even when it turns out bad!  by Fran Jablway 
  • Just for kids – a musical houseguest  by Shirley Belleranti 
  • Homeschooling children – here is one former teacher’s view of how well it works for his five kids  by Don Fallick 
  • A practical survival strategy in the event of catastrophe  by John Silveira
  • Sawmills: a firm foundation to homesteading  by Roy Haney 
  • Semi-underground, solar house near the Canadian border has some ideas worth crowing about  by Don Fallick 
  • Here’s some sound construction advice for tackling the most important aspect of an earth-set dwelling  by Martin S. Harris 
  • How to harvest and dry herbs  by Laurel Feiler 
  • Matching sneakers and tee’s  by Jan Cook 
  • A horse named Lady  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • How to raise the best pork you have ever tasted  by Steven Thomas 
  • How to design and build a water system for your backwoods home  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Copper cricket – no bugs in this solar water heater  by Aman Bloom 
  • Wind generator questions and answers  by Steve Hicks 
  • How to make homemade yogurt  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Aloe vera – the magic plant  by Bill Palmroth 
  • Protecting your home against the wildfire dragon  by Tom Trooper 
  • Hydrogen fuel cell…New fuel cell may make hydrogen a practical fuel for electric vehicles  by Joe Stevenson 
  • Aluminum-air battery gives electrics 750-mile range  by Joe Stevenson 

     

    Issue #8 (March/April 1991)

  • How to construct a soundproof generator shed  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Spring planting – a lot to do now, plenty of options to consider  by Anne Westbrook Dominick 
  • Dairying with sheep  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Home-grown herbs give your food that “very special” kind of flavor  by Laurel Feiler 
  • Solar water pumping – a sensible, reliable alternative  by Windy Dankoff 
  • Conservation and a wise choice of home appliances is the key to making photovoltaic power work for you  by Jeff Fowler 
  • Memories from the past  by Wayne Hogan 
  • Here’s a neat way to expand your child’s bedroom and play space  by Jan Cook 
  • Nursing – the number 1 country career or business opportunity for both women and men  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Making your own shoulder pads  by Jan Cook 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Sharon Thornbury 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Sharon Freeman 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Tricia Blunt 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jennifer Stein 
  • Wind generator questions and answers  by Steve Hicks 
  • Just for kids – ladybugs and spiders  by Shirley Belleranti 
  • Just for kids – the wonders of spiders  by Ilene Duffy
  • The guayule (why-oo-lee) plant – an oil-saving opportunity begging for an American entrepreneur  by John Silveira 
  • Spring maintenance hints  by Marcus Miller 
  • You can move a piano, even a house by yourself if you understand the principles of “mechanics”  by Don Fallick 
  • A crash course in small business record keeping  by Mike DiSabatino 
  • How to hang an exterior door  by Doc Lewandowksi 
  • Whip grafting – the key to producing fruit variety  by Brian DeRousseau 
  • In spite of DEET and Permethrin the mosquito still reigns supreme  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • The portable pig machine  by Bruce Allison 
  • What about the lead in your water supply?  by Rodney L. Merrill 

     

    Issue #7 (January/February 1991)

  • My View – Independence  by Dave Duffy 
  • An answer to Saddam…solar cells are on the doorstep of mass production  by Dave Duffy 
  • Remove the toxic waste dump from your home – switch to “natural” household cleaning agents  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • How to use a woodstove to heat your home’s hot water  by Dave Duffy 
  • Jack Stewart knows solar  by Jack Stewart 
  • An electric car as a “second” vehicle  by David Zucker 
  • Taxes – a good reason for you to start your own small business  by Mike DiSabatino 
  • Some tips on first aid readiness for remote areas  by Marjorie Burris 
  • How to deal with hypothermia  by Rodney Merrill 
  • Small-scale crayfish farming is a profitable business  by Don R. Wilson 
  • Ski fever – an alternative to cabin fever!  by Jennifer Stein 
  • The miracles of peppermint  by Laurel Feiler 
  • “Green economics”…How to invest your money in the environment and other good things  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Remembering Wisconsin’s Peshtigo fire – the greatest natural disaster in North American history  by John Silveira 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jay Ansama 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by John Silveira 
  • Carrot recipe tips  by Jo Mason 
  • Canning stews and veggie soup  by Jan Cook 
  • Wind generator questions and answers  by Steve Hicks 
  • Just for kids – candlemaking  by Ilene and Annie Duffy 
  • Just for parents – homemade teaching toys  by Ilene Duffy 
  • Making a double one-seam skirt without a pattern  by Jan Cook 
  • Making your compost is better than buying fertilizer  by Tiffany St. Ives 
  • Goats are great – I kid you not!  by Dynah Geissal
  • Before selecting a commercial water filter, get a third- party test  by Richard Arikian 
  • There’s a shark in the refrigerator or – “on keeping a journal of your child’s development”  by Doc Hall 

     

    Issue #6 (September/October 1990)

  • My View – a war that shouldn’t be!  by Dave Duffy 
  • Using salvaged materials to build a thermosiphon solar hot water system  by Dave Duffy 
  • Today it is oil that controls the wealth of nations; yesterday it was salt that made empires rise and fall  by John Silveira 
  • Jack Stewart knows solar  by Jack Stewart 
  • How we keep humming along on the homestead  by Marjorie Burris 
  • If you are returning to wood heat, here are some tips that will help  by Walt Wentz 
  • “What if” planning makes a house expansion easier  by Dave Duffy 
  • A short course in cutting hair  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Wind generator questions and answers  by Steve Hicks 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jean Winfrey 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Arthur Vernon II 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Sally Boulding 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Gertrude Kenner 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Ilene Myers 
  • Autumn delights  by Jennifer Stein 
  • For food production, personality, and bug-eating, chickens are among the best backwoods birds!  by Barb Hawkins 
  • Drying meat  by Tom Barth 
  • Poison hemlock! – don’t get this deadly plant confused with other members of the parsley family  by Marjorie Burris 
  • How to keep the china diesel purring like a kitten  by Skip Thomsen 
  • A hot Kansan yearns for winter  by Gordon Fiedler 
  • Just for kids – apples, apples, everywhere  by Ilene Myers 
  • The great composting toilet adventure  by Laurel Fieler 

     

    Issue #5 (July/August 1990)

  • My View – flag burning, sobriety checks  by Dave Duffy 
  • The hot-line solar collector returns as a do-it-yourself heating system  
  • The James T. Hiteman old tool revitalizing process  by Doc Hall 
  • Identifying and dealing with poison oak and poison ivy  by Marjorie Burris 
  • Jack Stewart knows solar  by Jack Stewart 
  • Kilroy was here  by Richard W. O’Donnell 
  • Canning blueberries  by Jan Cook 
  • A botulism update for babies  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Build your own ferro-cement water storage tank  by Don R. Wilson 
  • Recycled materials add flavor to the Allisons’ Oregon home  by Bruce Allison
  • Weathering heights – how cities affect the weather!  by Susan Williams 
  • The summer it snowed  by John Silveira 
  • Wind generator questions and answers  by Steve Hicks 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jan Cook 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Tim and Anna Green 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by John Silveira 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Bonnie Maruquin 
  • The “new” vegetarian cooking  by Jennifer Stein
  • Just for kids – granola and the moon  by Ilene Duffy 
  • If you have a swimming pool that’s underutilized, SolaRoll may be the product you’ve been looking for  by Diamond Joe Wolcott 
  • The china diesel…the case for a generator-based electrical system  by Skip Thomsen 
  • Weaning yourself from a generator  by Alan Yelvington 
  • Shanghai  by Mike McCann 

     

    Issue #4 (May/June 1990)

  • A solar-powered home makes sense, both for you and the environment  by Dave Duffy 
  • Jack Stewart knows solar  by Jack Stewart 
  • Building a roof by yourself can be a big challenge, but the triumph when you are done is even bigger!  by Dave Duffy 
  • Building freedom at Shelter Institute in Maine  by Patsy Hennin 
  • Making a sunny home in the California wilderness  by Cynthia Loweburg 
  • Dealing with mountain sickness  by Mary Mack 
  • Tips on controlling your garden pests naturally!  by Susan Williams 
  • A tale from mother goose, II  by Marjorie Burris 
  • The invisible gardener  by Robert C. Mitchell 
  • Here is one way to use the sun to heat your water  by Steve Hicks 
  • Global warming: the causes and solutions  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • The bout with drought – two ecologically responsible alternatives!  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Whether it’s tie-dyeing, spray-dyeing, or paint-dyeing, you can design some nifty tee shirts in your garage!  by Jan Cook 
  • Just for kids – plant a spring garden  by Ilene Myers 
  • How to can peaches & tomatoes  by Jan Cook 
  • Some healthy advice about canning and botulism!  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jan Cook 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Janine Howley 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Tom Barth 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Ilene Myers 
  • Grandma, grandpa, and the exploding outhouse  by Francine Anderson Lindley 
  • Oklahomans help pave the way for small-scale catfish farmers  by Bob Hallman 
  • Some poisonous advice about scorpions, snakes, and spiders  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • A satirical view of . . . the spotted owl and the great Oregon timber war!  by Chuck Michel 
  • How to wire your home for solar electricity  by Steve Wiley 
  • In pursuit of independence  by Skip Thomsen 

     

     

    Issue #3 (March/April 1990)

  • What is the future of solar electricity?  by Joel Davidson 
  • From the foundation up, house-building is forgiving  by Dave Duffy 
  • North Dakota self-reliance is Ted Neumiller’s heritage  by Tom Barth 
  • Making an independent living by caring for children  by R. Lewis Young 
  • Herbs – an alternative way to health care  by Robert C. Mitchell 
  • Framing house walls is a cinch  by Dave Duffy 
  • Now that a new oat bran study has debunked all the old studies, it’s time to study the studies!  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • A first time horse buyer’s guide  by Heather Leavens August 
  • Find water, wire, or cable by dowsing with wire coat hangers  by Bill Bryan 
  • Kids like the backwoods too!  by Annie Duffy 
  • Just for kids – sprouts in a jar  by Ilene Myers 
  • Just for kids – a can telephone  by Ilene Myers 
  • As the “green revolution” loses credibility, organic gardening makes a comeback!  by R. Lewis Young 
  • A greenhouse offers advantages for the organic gardener  by R. Lewis Young 
  • Well water update!  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jan Cook 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Mary Hembrow 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Tom Barth 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Joanie Rudolph 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Pat Ward 
  • Canning meat  by Jan Cook 
  • Is it safe to eat the fish/shellfish pulled from our coastal waters?  by Susan Williams 
  • Praise for a once-perfect food  by Rodney L. Merrill 
  • House insulation pays and pays and pays and . . .  by Al Cobb 
  • Zugswang  by John Silveira 

     

    Issue #2 (January/February 1990)

  • Solar power – is it the answer for your electric needs?  by Steve Willey 
  • Solar cells, inverters, and your personal computer  by Wes Edwards 
  • 3 Missouri quakes of 1811-12 rang church bells in Boston, toppled 150,000 acres of forest  by John Silveira 
  • From domes to yurts, home ideas get their inspiration from the past  by Tom Barth 
  • Steal a porch from the forest  by Dave Duffy 
  • A yurt was the housing answer for Geri Rose  by R. Lewis Young 
  • How to tell if your water supply is safe to drink  by Rodney L. Merrill, Ph.D. 
  • Making water fit to drink  by Rodney L. Merrill, Ph.D. 
  • Tepee to cabin to dream house  by Chris Kilfoyle 
  • Sheetery stitchery – better than paint or wallpaper  by Jan Cook 
  • Homemade Christmas ornaments  by Jan Cook 
  • A quake preparation primer!  by R. Lewis Young 
  • Spice up your life with lemon grass  by John Silveira 
  • Fiber – the fact and the fiction  by Rodney L. Merrill, Ph.D. 
  • The virtues of vitamins – a megadose of warning!  by Rodney L. Merrill, Ph.D. 
  • Just for kids – finger weaving by Lucy Shober
  • Making a living independently by teaching adults to read  by R. Lewis Young 
  • Most independent woman and man of 1989  by Dave Duffy 
  • Vernon Hopkins – Wood splitter, trapper, dowse  by Dave Duffy 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jan Cook 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Arline Tobola 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Tom Barth 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Rebel Minutoli 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Mike and Susan Ferguson 
  • Recycling and capitalism shake hands  by Susan Williams 
  • She built her own cross-country ski lodge  by Jennifer Stein 
  • Don’t let household moisture problems run amuck  by Liz Jagow 
  • My dad was never home for Santa Claus  by Tony Lamb 

     

    Issue #1 (November/December 1989)

  • Solar cell improvements make solar modules desirable as home electricity source  by David Weiss 
  • A little knowledge and sweat can build a home for under ,000  by Dave Duffy 
  • The beaver pond  by Leo Aaltonen 
  • The perfect defense  by John Silveira 
  • Become self sufficient with raised vegetable beds  by Alasdair Coyne 
  • Solar cell inventor Tony Lamb made his breakthrough in 1931  by Maureen Fox 
  • Can a woman alone make a life in the backwoods? Ask Cecilia Taylor Barry!  by Kathleen O’Hara 
  • Backwoods home recipes  by Jan Cook 
  • The facts of life  by David Weiss 
  • Hard woods are the best but pine has its place  by Diamond Joe Wolcott 
  • The do’s and don’ts of buying backwoods property  by Lisa Gray 
  • A telephone for Vailsburg  by Dave Duffy 
  • Resources: getting the most out of your water  by Liz Jagow 


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