Backwoods Home Magazine

Issue #117 of Backwoods Home Magazine. May/June, 2009

Issue #117

May/June, 2009

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DEPARTMENTS

6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
      Paying for Social Security with worthless $

38  Ask Jackie:
      Learning about seeds, no debt homesteading, laundry methods, butter from goat’s milk, etc.

80  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Same caliber rifles and handguns

76  Lenie in the kitchen
      Two legume soups with a garlic topper

102  The last word:
      The path to another Depression

16  Irreverent joke page

98  Letters

104  Classified ads (pdf)

104  Classified advertising form

106   Advertiser Index

107-110   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

111-112  Order form/Subscription Info

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ABOUT THE COVER
Longtime BHM artist Don Childers painted this issue’s cover using acrylics and water colors. The idea for it came out of a skull session of BHM editors. We were looking for a symbolic cover that would highlight our theme of “making a living.” Depression-era and World War II-era poster art, with its symbolism and inspiration, came to mind. A search of the internet produced a World War II poster depicting a foot digging in a garden with the slogan, “Grow more in ’44.” Our editorial coordinator, Lisa Nourse, suggested we “dig up some money,” and Don took it from there.

FEATURES

Self-reliance

8  Survive the crunch through self-reliance
      By Jackie Clay

26  Simplifying simplicity
      By Claire Wolfe

65  A survival key ring
      By Jeff Yago

Farm and garden

91  Jackie’s garden primer
      By Jackie Clay

Building

72  Life-long siding with fiber cement board
      By Jay Stoler

Food and recipes

18  Homemade pre-mixed foods
      By Linda Gabris

60  Whole wheat for the whole week
      By Jay Stoler

86  A few tips to stretch your food budget
      By Sylvia Gist

History/Americana

31  The Coming American Dictatorship
      By John Silveira

75  The good life
      By Katie Martin

Health

78  Please, just wear hearing protection!
      By Tom and Joanne O’Toole