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Issue #168 • November/December, 2017



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Issue #168 cover

ABOUT THE COVER

Don Childers, our artist for 28 years, has come through again with another spectacular cover. We wanted to reprise his favorite cover from issue #13, but this time add the symbolic view of the setting sun out of the lady’s picture window. Thank you, Don, for all the fantastic art for our covers.

6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
A personal word for BHM’s print issue subscribers

40 Lenie in the kitchen:
Creamy chicken and wild rice soup

55  Ask Jackie:
Saving bean seeds, storing powdered milk, canning Chinese food, sugarless jam, etc.

59  The Irreverent Joke Page

60  Ayoob on Firearms:
Guns and years: Going back thirty

73 The gee-whiz page!

75 Letters

76  Advertiser Index

76  Classified ads/Classified advertising form (pdf)

77-80  BHM anthologies & books

81-82  Order form/Subscription Info

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FEATURES

Self-reliance

8  Preparedness: walk the walk
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

21  The importance of a prepper community
By Patrice Lewis

71  Make deer antler buttons
By Linda Zimnick

 

Building

15  Build a concrete root cellar
By Dorothy Ainsworth

 

Energy

51  Off-grid retreat — putting it all together, part 3
By Jeff Yago

 

Food and recipes

26  Fermenting salsa and hot sauce
By Jereme Zimmerman

44  Baking bread
By Linda Gabris

 

Commentary

65  Think of it this way: Issues for 2018-2020
By John Silveira

 

Farm and garden

32  Sweet potato greens
By Tim Scullen

34  What can you do with a quince?
By Lisa Nourse

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